Volkswagen to update judge on last cars in emissions scandal – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Friday, December 16, 2016

A federal judge on Friday planned to hear whether Volkswagen, U.S. regulators and attorneys for vehicle owners had reached a deal for the remaining 80,000 cars caught up in the company’s emissions cheating scandal.

U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer in San Francisco was set to get an update about the settlement talks. At issue is what to do with about 80,000 3-liter cars that spewed excess pollution after being programmed to cheat on emissions tests.

Volkswagen attorney Robert Giuffra has said the company believes it can recall and fix the 3-liter vehicles without affecting their performance.

The German automaker previously reached a deal for the other 475,000 polluting vehicles in the scandal. That settlement gives owners the option to have Volkswagen buy back their vehicles regardless of condition for the full trade-in price on Sept. 18, 2015, when the scandal broke, or pay for repairs.

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