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Volkswagen Claims to Fix or Recall half of the Dieselgate Afflicted Models

Volkswagen attracted a lot of attention with its emission scandal last year and earlier today, the company has announced that the company has made a significant progress towards fixing the issue as it has recalled or repaired half of the originally shipped vehicles.

Earlier the company revealed that out of 475,000 vehicles, the company has recalled 238,000 within six months following the settlement with the U.S. courts. The original settlement with the U.S. court was that Volkswagen must recall at least 85 percent of the affected vehicles by the end of 2019 and given that the company managed to recall over 50 percent of the vehicles, it’s pretty decent response from the company. However, given that only 6,200 owners have opted to have their cars repaired, the scandal might have some effects on the company’s overall reputation.

Earlier, it was revealed that the total amount of fine might reach $25 billion due to Dieselgate scandal. In addition to the fine Volkswagen must pay to build an electric infrastructure in the state of California. The company is yet to release an official statement regarding the vehicles equipped with 3.0 liter V-6 engines. With only 83,000 models were produced with the engine, the company should have easier time to right its wrongs.

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