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Jan 12, 2016

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) notified Volkswagen Group of America that it has rejected VW’s initial recall plans that were submitted for 2.0L diesel passenger vehicles sold in California between 2009 and 2015. CARB noted, however, that this action does not “preclude a recall, but allow[s] for a broader array of potential remedies.” The full press release and accompanying documents can be found here.

While we will take time to fully review all documents released today, please note the following.

  • CARB’s announcement addresses the initial recall plans (referenced above) that Volkswagen submitted to CARB in December 2015.
  • Since then, Volkswagen has had constructive discussions with CARB, including last week when we discussed a framework to remediate the TDI emissions issue.
  • Furthermore, this week, we have been working with Kenneth Feinberg to develop a swift, fair and independent claims program, which will provide a comprehensive remedy for our customers.

Please know that we are committed to working cooperatively with CARB and other regulators, and we plan to continue our discussions tomorrow during a meeting with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

We will continue to work as quickly as possible on approved remedies for the affected TDI vehicles and will follow up with you as additional information becomes available.

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