If Volkswagen cannot make their diesel vehicles compliant with United States air quality regulations fast enough, the company will have to buy back some of the vehicles equipped with the company’s cheating software.
Last year, Volkswagen admitted to cheating on emissions tests. Some of their diesel cars were using software that reduced nitrogen oxide emissions during testing.
Volkswagen has still not found a way to reduce emissions that appeases California and federal regulators. Last week, a hearing took place in the United States District Court in San Francisco indicating that a Volkswagen buyback has become more likely. Defending attorney for Volkswagen, Robert Giuffra, made comments suggesting that the company may not have the technology to properly regulate emissions without compromising performance and fuel economy.
Currently, 575,000 Volkswagen diesel vehicles have been affected in the U.S.
More than 11 million VW diesel cars have been rigged worldwide. The most likely candidates for a VW buyback in the U.S. include VW cars with the EA 189 motor. This first generation motor, which began appearing in 2009 models, has been found to have a less effective nitrogen oxide trap.
Volkswagen faces hundreds ofclass action lawsuits by diesel owners and independent dealers who say that VW vehicle values have diminished since the company admitted cheating on emissions tests. VW diesel vehicle values have dropped by nearly 16 percent since the company admitted to cheating on emissions tests. VW could face even further claims by car owners if these vehicles continue to lose resale value or if car performance suffers as a result of the cheating software.
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