Judge reschedules hearing for VW’s 3.0-liter cheating diesels
A judge has reportedly approved a hearing delay for Volkswagen Group’s non-compliant 3.0-liter diesel engines.
A Reuters report suggests the company has already negotiated a resolution for the fleet of 80,000 vehicles in the US market. Regulators are said to have approved a combination of repairs and buybacks, allowing VW to implement a software fix for 60,000 newer vehicles sold through the Audi, Porsche and VW brands.
The sides are said to be still working out additional details of the settlement. The most significant issue is likely related to owner compensation.
Lawyers told US District Judge Charles Breyer the delay “may produce a resolution of the outstanding issues.”
VW still faces an expected criminal settlement for implementing the emissions ‘defeat device’ in the US. The company will also be dealing with enforcement actions in other countries and from individual US states.