WOLFSBURG (dpa-AFX) - The California Air Resources Board or CARB today rejected proposed recall plans submitted by Volkswagen/Audi and Porsche for repair of undisclosed Auxiliary Emission Control Devices and defeat devices in 3.0 liter, diesel passenger cars manufactured for model years 2009-2016. The decision affects about 16,000 3.0 liter diesel Volkswagens, Audis and Porsches sold in California.
CARB staff has determined that the proposed recall plans submitted by the companies are incomplete and deficient in a number of areas.
CARB said that, in conjunction with EPA, itwill continue the on-going technical discussions with the companies through the enforcement process to ensure a legally and technically acceptable resolution is reached which fully mitigates the excess emissions.
The rejection of the automaker's proposal for fixing about 85,000 VW, Audi and Porsche vehicles with 3-liter diesel engines shows that the emissions-cheating scandal, despite a landmark $14.7 billion settlement, is far from over. That agreement, covering 480,000 cars with 2.0 liter engines, will require Volkswagen to devote as much as $10 billion to buy back the cars. A federal judge in San Francisco is considering whether to approve that settlement, which would also allow owners to have their cars repaired if a fix is approved by federal and state regulators.
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