Volkswagen set to provide update on fix for diesel vehicles

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Attorneys for Volkswagen are expected to reveal where the company stands on a fix to bring nearly 600,000 diesel cars into compliance with clean air laws. Senior U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer is scheduled to get an update from the company's attorneys about its...

 
              FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2015, file photo, the VW sign of Germany's Volkswagen car company is displayed at the building of a company's retailer in Berlin. Attorneys for Volkswagen are due in federal court, and the judge overseeing hundreds of class-action lawsuits against the company is expecting an answer about how it plans to bring nearly 600,000 diesel cars into compliance with clean air laws. Senior U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer is scheduled to get an update from the company’s attorneys about its remediation efforts at a status conference on Thursday, March 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Attorneys for Volkswagen are expected to reveal where the company stands on a fix to bring nearly 600,000 diesel cars into compliance with clean air laws.

Senior U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer is scheduled to get an update from the company's attorneys about its remediation efforts at a status conference on Thursday.

Breyer told Volkswagen attorney Robert Giuffra last month that he wanted to know by Thursday whether Volkswagen had come up with a fix for the cars that was technologically feasible and acceptable to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He warned of consequences if Volkswagen didn't act quickly.

Volkswagen has been in talks with regulators about a solution for the vehicles. In January, the California Air Resources Board rejected Volkswagen's recall plan for some of its most popular diesel models.

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