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VW to pay the smog bill

Stern Settlement: The terms of this agreement are harsh and there is every incentive for VW to follow through with its customers.

US nears punishing settlement as Aus class action sharpens its focus

Volkswagen logo25 Oct 2016

By DANIEL COTTERILL

- US District Court Judge Charles R Breyer is on the verge of approving a vast and punishing multi-billion dollar consumer settlement as a major part of the Volkswagen (VW) diesel scandal.

- Up to 490,000 owners of the 2.0-litre diesel VWs manufactured between 2009 and 2015 will either have their cars bought back, their leases terminated or receive a cash compensation payment to rectify the problem with the emissions control system.

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