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May 28, 2020 Volkswagen in Hot Water for Controversial Ad“We posted a racist advertising video on Volkswagen’s Instagram channel,” the company’s head of sales and marketing Jürgen Stackmann and group head of diversity Elke Heitmüller said in a joint apology posted on social media. “We understand the public outrage at this. Because we’re horrified, too.”
Volkswagen was founded in May 14, 2020 Volkswagen to Recall Over 370,000 VehiclesThe massive recall is divided into three phases because the problematic inflators have varying rates of degradation. This means that it is not necessary for the airbags to be replaced all at once.
June 09, 2020 P0507 Code: Idle Control System RPM Higher than ExpectedOn many older vehicles, the car’s primary computer, which is often referred to as the powertrain control module (PCM), regulates the idle speed by controlling the movement of the Idle Speed Control (ISC) valve. When open, the ISC valve—also known as an Idle Air Control (IAC) valve—allows air to bypass August 27, 2020 Ford Gives F-150 Additional Standard Safety TechThe decision will see Ford become the first American automaker to make the technology standard equipment on light-duty trucks. However, for the trucks’ Super Duty edition, automatic emergency braking will remain optional for the base model and standard on the higher trims.
Ford will be the first American automaker to make April 13, 2020 Subaru Sends U.S. Employees on FurloughAccording to a report published by Automotive News, Subaru will send their U.S. employees on furlough for the time being. The furlough will impact all hourly workers at the company’s facilities in Lafayette, Indiana, where around 5,300 production workers are employed.
April 06, 2020 Volkswagen Joins COVID-19 Fight With Medical Gear Production Volkswagen said the first shipment consist of 70,000 face masks and 5,000 gowns, all of which are ready for distribution in the coming days. The automaker also said the donations will reach Javits Center in New York City, which has been converted into a field hospital amid a continuously