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What happens if VW can't fix its TDI diesel engines in America?; Historical precedent gives us the answer, and it may not be pretty.
Topic Started: Aug 28 2016, 06:34 PM (439 Views)
wilmywood8455
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One of the biggest questions lingering over the Volkswagen diesel scandal is whether the company will be able to fix the offending cars. So far, VW hasn't had much luck, which may make you wonder what will happen if the cars can never actually be fixed. Interestingly enough, history tells us that these cars could have a bleak future if they can't be fixed.

Back in 1994, the LA Times reported on a similar situation. Nissan had been struggling to find a fix to correct a fire hazard on its 1987-1990 vans. After recalling the cars a total of four times with no success, the company decided to buy back as many of the 33,000 vans as it could and destroy them. Although Nissan didn't get every single van, it still managed to effectively wipe out the model in the US.

http://www.autoblog.com/2016/08/28/vw-tdi-diesel-grim-future-united-states/
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jake58

My wife has one. I think their response has been a bit skimpy to date for those of us who don't feel the need to be overcharged at the dealer but supposedly the buybacks are coming.

http://www.cand.uscourts.gov/crb/vwmdl/proposed-settlement
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I don't have one of those but if I did there is no way I would let anyone touch my car. My ex has a Jetta with the engine in question and that thing rocks. It runs spectacular and get's over 40MPG average for her.

Unless you are just desperate to hug a tree or live somewhere that you simply can't get around emissions testing then there is simply no reason for you do do anything.
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jake58

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Aug 29 2016, 03:33 PM
I don't have one of those but if I did there is no way I would let anyone touch my car. My ex has a Jetta with the engine in question and that thing rocks. It runs spectacular and get's over 40MPG average for her.

Unless you are just desperate to hug a tree or live somewhere that you simply can't get around emissions testing then there is simply no reason for you do do anything.
My wife sees the same performance. I think she worries more about car value since she will want to sell it in a few years. There's always the question of what the govt may do to force VW to get the cars to comply from a MPH standpoint and the fallout from that.
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Chevy will continue to sell the Diesel Cruze. VW diesel sales are dead for at least a decade
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Funny American buyers are still buying VW diesel cars.

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