Tesla Repairs and Volkswagen Emissions


Volkswagen got themselves into trouble when it was found that they were using a defeat device to cheat on emissions tests. I wrote a few items related to the scandal along with pieces on Tesla and FCA over at The Truth About Cars. Check out the list below:

Volkswagen Emissions Fix May Not Last Long Thanks to Aftermarket Tuners

Tech Dive: How the Chevy Cruze Diesel Stays Clean

Biofuel Makers May Have Known About Volkswagen Emissions Rigging for Years

Volkswagen Canada Offering $2,000 Discount to TDI Owners to Buy Literally Any VW

TFLCar’s Jetta Dyno Test Doesn’t Show Us “Test Mode”

I also found out that Tesla Motors does not provide their diagnostic software to anyone outside their service network and provides limited service information to owners and shops is Massachusetts. While this is slightly troubling now, Tesla is also excluded from future “Right To Repair” agreements.  Check out all the details here.

My last piece details how Fiat Serbia workers are receiving chicken discounts instead of raises. Check it out here.

Over at Hooniverse, I wrote up my review of the Mazda CX-5, you can see that here.


Interesting Pieces I Read

I am adding a new section to these update posts with links to some interesting pieces in other places that I have read recently.

The 10 Worst “Worst Cars” Lists Of All Time

How One Man With No Budget Crowdfunded a Racing Effort and Beat Professional Teams

Comparison “Test”: 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass S and 1968 Ford Mustang GT

The Japan Posts at Tamerlane’s Thoughts are a great read


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