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Volkswagen Passat

About 145,000 vehicles recalled in Canada in June

Kia, VW and supercar makers among the affected, while Takata impacts more

Issues over the month include damaged airbag circuits, sliding doors that don't stop for obstacles, and seatbelt buckles that don't restraint properly. Read More

Car Safety Auto Industry Jul 5, 2018, 2:30 AM

Nearly 570,000 vehicles recalled in Canada in May

490,000 Fiat Chrysler vehicles recalled for cruise control problem Read More

Car Safety Car Care Jun 4, 2018, 2:30 AM

Nearly 150,000 vehicles recalled in Canada in April

April recalls totalled 35, affecting 147,607 vehicles from 25 makes Read More

Car Safety Car Care May 4, 2018, 2:30 AM

More than 158,000 vehicles recalled in Canada in March

Non-latching seats and loose steering wheels among the issues addressed Read More

Car Safety Used Cars Apr 5, 2018, 2:30 AM

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26 models recalled in Canada in August

Canadian recalls issued for 14 brands and a total of 44,165 vehicles Read More

Car Safety Sep 4, 2017, 9:30 PM

20 vehicles that show naming rhyme and reason

From people to word-blends, there is a strategy behind naming a vehicle

Car names are usually meant to convey some whimsical image in the buyer’s mind, but some are real or obscure references that play on a buyer’s thoughts. Read More

Auto Industry Aug 25, 2017, 9:45 AM

Over 345,000 vehicles recalled in Canada in May

Various manufacturers issued recalls for 23 models over the month

Recalls from Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Ford, Jaguar, Jeep, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Ram and Volkswagen address issues from labels to fuel leaks. Read More

Car Safety Jun 2, 2017, 10:20 PM

VW gets fix approval for 2.0 turbodiesel

VW was found to be using a computer program to defeat emissions tests

German motoring authority assures owners the proposed software, and in some cases hardware, fix will not affect vehicle fuel-economy or performance. Read More

Green Cars Fuel Economy Car Safety Jun 3, 2016, 2:30 PM

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VW recalls 92,000 turbos for cam problems

Camshaft lobe breaks could result in deteriorating brake performance

Recall affects 2015-2016 Beetle, Beetle convertible, Golf, Golf wagon, Jetta and Passa models fitted with 1.8 and 2.0 turbocharged 4-cylinder engines. Read More

Car Safety Car Care Nov 6, 2015, 12:00 PM

EPA alleges emissions fraud in VW, Audi cars

Independent testing uncovers defeat devices in diesel models

Allegedly, sophisticated software on certain cars detected a car undergoing emissions tests and turned on full emissions controls only for the test. Read More

Green Cars Auto Industry Auto Technology Sep 21, 2015, 8:00 AM

Volkswagen recalls 7 models for airbag connections

Faulty steering wheel electric connection could result in airbag failure

VW CC (2010-14), Eos (2010-13), Golf/GTI (2011-14), Jetta (2010-13), Jetta SportWagen (2011-13), Passat (2010-14) and Tiguan (2010-14) all affected. Read More

Car Safety Aug 14, 2015, 11:00 PM

World Car Awards finalists revealed in Geneva

'Top Three in the World' selected in each of five World Car Award categories

In addition to World Car of the Year, categories include World Luxury Car, World Performance Car, World Green Car and World Car Design. Read More


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Volkswagen to launch new diesel engine

The new diesel will be offered in the 2015 Volkswagen Golf, Beetle, Jetta and Passat

The new four-cylinder diesel engine, designated EA288, will ultimately replace the current 2.0-litre TDI in all its Audi and Volkswagen applications. Read More

Auto Technology Green Cars New Cars Aug 6, 2013, 10:00 PM

Volkswagen adds value to 2013 Passat

Second-year for new Passat brings $1100 worth of additional features

Volkswagen Canada has added some of the most popular options as standard equipment on the 2013 Passat, while holding the line on price. Read More

New Cars Oct 10, 2012, 1:00 PM

Volkswagen Passat sets cross-Canada fuel-economy record

Halifax to Vancouver on just 354.4 litres of gasoline, at a total cost of $452.90

Eight drivers, Shell Canada and a 2012 Volkswagen Passat teamed up to set a new cross-Canada fuel-efficiency record of just 5.59 L/100 km. Read More


2012 Volkswagen Passat V-6

VW has built a production facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to produce the 2012 Passat

This Passat, unlike its predecessors wearing the same name, was designed and developed for America where mid-size cars dominate the sales charts. Read More

New Cars Jun 26, 2012, 3:00 AM

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2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI

The TDI's fuel efficiency rivals that of some hybrids without the price premium

Compromising some of the Euro-tuned attributes of previous-generation Passats may draw more North American shoppers into VW showrooms. Read More

New Cars Jun 13, 2012, 10:00 AM