Category: Diesel News

BMW’s New B Series Diesels

In North America diesel enthusiasts continue to live under the cloud of VW’s diesel emissions scandal. In Europe major cities are threatening to ban internal combustion engines all together, diesels first. But while that’s happening, manufacturers are introducing new versions of common rail diesels that are more powerful, more efficient, and yes, cleaner than ever. ...

2017 Ecodiesels Approved for Sale

The Ecodiesel is back! In late July the EPA gave official approval for Fiat-Chrysler to resume selling model year 2017 Ram 1500 and Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel models.  This bring to a close what at first some assumed to be a “Dieselgate Part 2” follow up to VW, complete with buybacks and fines.  However, according ...

Chevrolet Cruze Gen 2 Diesel Review

In 2014 Chevrolet jumped back into the passenger car diesel market with the Generation 1 Cruze in North America. Reviews were generally positive, and after a one-year break, Chevy upped the ante with a Generation 2 Cruze and a new diesel. And this time the oil-burner is available with a 6-speed manual as well as ...

The Gen 1 Clean Diesel TDI Fix Explained

VW has finally settled on a fix for the Gen. 1 TDI clean diesel engines. If you were one of the 270,000 affected TDI owners who kept their vehicles, read below for details.

Diesel and the Leaping Cat: Our Impressions

Jaguar isn’t known for its diesel vehicles on this side of the Atlantic, even though they’ve offered them for years in Europe. But that’s changing: Jaguar has a diesel in three of the five models it offers in North America for 2017, more than any other automaker. The 2-liter (20d) Diesel is part of Jaguar’s ...

BMW Extending Warranty on 335d NOX Sensors

BMW has extended its warranty to 10 years/120,000 miles for all the NOX sensors on its 335d. These sensors commonly fail and can be an expensive replacement (as our coworker learned). You can request reimbursement from BMW if you’ve already done the repair and your vehicle is eligible.

BMW Extends Warranty on Adblue tank for 335d

We received a letter in the mail today–turns out BMW is extending its warranty on the problem-prone Adblue tank on the 335d. See below for a picture of the letter from BMW. If you have a 335d you’re eligible for a 10 year/120,000 mile warranty on this item. If you’ve already repaired the adblue tank, ...

New Diesel Emissions Lawsuits: What’s Happening?

This week, both Fiat Chrysler and GM face lawsuits over diesel emissions standards. For Fiat Chrysler, theirs comes from the EPA, and alleges that they used defeat devices (just like VW) to trick emissions software during testing on their diesel Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500 vehicles. GM faces a private class action suit that ...

Our New 2015 Mk7 Golf Sportwagen

We took advantage of the great offers on unsold 2015 TDIs and picked up a 2015 Golf Sportwagen TDI.  White, 6-speed manual, S trim level.  We’ll be posting our review and thoughts as we put the miles on the car.  For now, we’ll say this: everything we loved about the Mk7 when we tested them ...

DIESELGATE – 2015 Modifications and Warranty

We now know more about the emissions modification process for model-year 2015 TDIs. Plus, fixed 2015 TDIs are getting an extended emissions warranty.  The paperwork regarding the modification & extended warranty is pretty confusing, so we will do our best to brake it down for you.  Click read more for full details…