Volkswagen's long-awaited fix for the Dieselgate scandal has been submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board.
Volkswagen's highly anticipated fix for the Dieselgate scandal has been submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board.
The automaker confirmed to Edmunds the proposal was submitted last Friday but declined to reveal what the fix entails. The company also noted the proposal only covers the 2.0-liter TDI four-cylinder engine and not the 3.0-liter TDI V6 engine that also equipped with a defeat device.
Both organizations are reviewing the proposal and will work together to identify any necessary changes and to develop a recall plan. The California Air Resources Board went on to say "The remedy proposed in the recall must not only fix the violation in question, it must also address the safety, drivability, vehicle durability and fuel efficiency of the cars involved."
While the proposal is currently under review, pressure is building on Volkswagen to buy back vehicles that were equipped with a defeat device. In a letter sent to Volkswagen Group of America CEO Michael Horn, U.S. Senators Edward Markey and Richard Blumenthal requested the company buy back affected models at a fair market price pre-dating the scandal. The Senators went on to describe Volkswagen's Goodwill Package of gift cards and free roadside assistance as "paltry compensation."