The Dieselgate saga continues as Volkswagen has retained an attorney to create and administer an independent claims resolution program for owners of models equipped with the 2.0- and 3.0-liter TDI engines in the United States.

The Dieselgate saga continues as Volkswagen has retained an attorney to create and administer an independent claims resolution program for owners of models equipped with the 2.0- and 3.0-liter TDI engines in the United States.

The program will be created by attorney Kenneth R. Feinberg and Volkswagen contends he will "develop an independent, fair, and swift process for resolving these claims."

Details are still limited at this point but Feinberg said he will develop a claims process as soon as possible but he'll need input from vehicle owners, their lawyers, and other interested parties.

In a statement, Volkswagen Group of America CEO Michael Horn said “We are pleased to announce the retention of Kenneth Feinberg. His extensive experience in handling such complex matters will help to guide us as we move forward to make things right with our customers."

In related news, Volkswagen said it is continuing to cooperate with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to develop a fix for the Dieselgate issues.  There's no word on when a resolution will be announced but European models with the 2.0-liter TDI engine will only require a minor software update.  The entire process should only take 30 minutes so hopefully a U.S. fix will also be relatively straightforward.

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