Automotive News: Volkswagen will pay $1.21 billion to settle U.S. dealer claims, Subaru recalling certain model year 2010-2014 legacy vehicles, NHTSA Jeep braking investigation

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Volkswagen will pay $1.21 billion to settle U.S. dealer claims

Volkswagen AG confirmed late Friday it will make $1.21 billion in payments to 652 U.S. brand dealers as part of its $16.5 billion diesel emissions settlement to date.

VW's dealers will receive an average of $1.85 million each on average over 18 months under the settlement that was first announced in principle in August.

Separately, the U.S. Justice Department, Federal Trade Commission and lawyers for owners of 475,000 polluting diesel cars filed legal papers late Friday asking a federal judge to grant final approval to buy-back offers and diesel remediation efforts at an Oct. 18 court hearing read more »

Subaru recalling certain model year 2010-2014 legacy vehicles

Subaru recalling certain vehicles due to fire risk and crash risk from contamination relating to windshield wiper motor. read more »

NHTSA Finds No Specific Reason For Jeep Sudden Braking

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration has closed the book on an investigation into complaints of unexpected braking in certain Jeep vehicles equipped with forward collision warning systems, saying there is no single cause for the sudden slow downs. read more »