published Friday, October 7th, 2011

VW recalls 168,275 cars for fuel leak

Staff and Wire Reports

VW recalls cars for fuel leak

Volkswagen is recalling 168,275 cars equipped with diesel engines because of a defect in the fuel injection system that could cause fuel leaks and fires.

The recall affects certain 2009-2012 Jetta midsize cars, and some 2010 through 2012 Golf small cars, as well as some Audi A3 models from the 2010 through 2012 model years, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Thursday on its website.

All are equipped with 2-liter TDI diesel engines.

TIAA-CREF closes $1 billion deal with CBL

TIAA-CREF closed its $1.09 billion real estate joint venture with CBL and Associates Properties on Thursday. The pension fund will invest in CBL’s Oak Park Mall in Kansas City, Kan., West County Center in St. Louis, Mo., CoolSprings Galleria in Nashville, and Pearland Town Center in Pearland, Texas.

Stephen Lebovitz, CBL’s president & chief executive officer, said the investment “strengthens our balance sheet and partners us with a well-capitalized institution to pursue new opportunities.”

Suit says Facebook cookies are wiretaps

WICHITA, Kan. — A Facebook user in Kansas has filed a federal lawsuit against the social networking giant, claiming it violated wiretap laws with a tracking cookie that records web browsing history after logging off of Facebook.

John Graham, a 42-year-old Leawood lawyer, is the named plaintiff in the lawsuit filed on Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Kansas. His suit seeks class action status for the 150 million users of Facebook in the United States. Graham referred all comment to his attorneys, who declined to comment on the filing.

Experts say the Kansas litigation faces an uphill battle since courts in the past have tossed out similar cases against Facebook and others filed under wiretap law, finding such computer cookies are not wiretaps. In those cases that do end up being litigated the plaintiffs typically lose because they cannot prove any harm.

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carlosshane1477 said...

Volkswagen has received at least 30 versions of the original proof of the midsized sedan, will be in Chattanooga, the German auto service centers.

November 7, 2011 at 9:51 p.m.
Peter_Mould said...

I am happy to see that the company is at least responsible enough to issue a recall, instead of waiting for car owners to find out when they send their cars for servicing or when an accident happens, that would be too late and a huge disaster.

Peter -

February 9, 2012 at 10:55 p.m.
JonDunnCC said...

I think VW did the right thing by calling back all those faulty vehicles. They certainly live up to their name of providing the best quality and service. In case of a fire happening, any car insurance would not be able to cover the pain of a loss of life.

March 12, 2012 at 12:09 a.m.

i must say after reading VW is the only responsive automotive company. because i don't think any of the other company have took such initiative. at least they know that they went wrong somewhere and they are ready to take to some steps for it.

July 7, 2012 at 8:25 a.m.
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