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Fiat Chrysler will take part in settlement talks over its excessive diesel emissions

The Justice Department sued Fiat Chrysler in May, accusing the company of illegally using software that led to excess emissions in nearly 104,000 U.S. diesel vehicles sold since 2014.

A court-appointed settlement adviser said Wednesday that the company will take part in settlement talks with lawyers representing vehicle owners.  read more »

One-In-Four Cars Sold At CarMax Locations Had Open Safety Recalls

More than 25 percent of used vehicles sold at eight CarMax locations across the U.S. contained safety defects that weren’t repaired, despite being under recall, according to a review by car safety advocates. Some of the cars included unrepaired Takata airbags, which have been linked to numerous deaths. read more »

Munich prosecutors arrest second Audi employee in emissions probe

Munich prosecutors have arrested a second Audi employee in connection with the carmaker’s emissions scandal and widenened out the number of suspects in a related investigation, a spokeswoman said on Thursday.

Prosecutors have also searched personal premises, the spokeswoman said, adding that corporate locations were not part of the raid. read more »

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