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Volkswagen Updating Judge Regarding Diesel Scandal

Volkswagen Updating Judge Regarding Diesel Scandal

Volkswagen is planning to go before U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer in San Francisco today. The company will update him regarding the status of the diesel emission scandal, with specific focus on Volkswagen vehicles with their 3.0-liter V-6 diesel engine.

There’s about 80,000 vehicles equipped with the 3.0-liter engine and thus far there has been no approved resolution for these vehicles. VW claims that the company can recall all of these vehicles and fix them to really pass diesel emissions test, but the fix has yet to be approved by regulators.

VW has already cut a deal with regulators and the court regarding an additional 475,000 impacted vehicles. With those vehicles the German automaker will either buyback the car or pay for all repairs associated with it.

Regardless of whether or not regulators approve the fix for the 3.0-liter vehicles, owners of such products will get $5,100 to $10,000, depending on the age of the vehicle and whether or not the owner owned the vehicle on September 18, 2015.

All of this is part of a $10 billion settlement VW reached with U.S. regulators. The settlement stems from VW cheating on emission tests in which the company essentially enabled emission control software during emissions testing, then disabled it on actual production cars.


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AutoVerdict Senior Editor Nick Saporito began writing about cars at age 13. Nick ran a couple of automotive enthusiast sites for several years, before taking some time off to focus on his career and education. By day he's a marketing executive in the telecom world and by night he hangs out here at AV. You'll find him focusing on tech, design and the industry's future.
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