VW Fails to Reach Agreement on Fix for Diesel Engines

Mar 28, 2016

At a hearing in San Francisco on Thursday (March 24), a U.S. District Judge extended the deadline for Volkswagen to submit its plan for getting 600,000 diesel vehicles off U.S. roads to April 21 after the car company failed to submit a detailed proposal the rigged pollution controls used cheat emissions tests.

In September 2015, the company admitted to installing software in certain diesel vehicles designed to bypass pollution control systems, resulting in dangerous emissions up to 40 times than that allowed by law.

Volkswagen faces hundreds of lawsuits for their actions. In January 2016, the California Air Resources Board rejected Volkswagen’s proposal for recalling thousands of cars rigged to circumvent state and federal air-pollution standards.