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American Volkswagen Owners Received $9.8 Billion In Compensation For Dieselgate

American Volkswagen Owners Received $9.8 Billion In Compensation For Dieselgate

American owners of Volkswagen cars received more than $9.8 billion in compensation in the case of manipulation of data on the content of harmful substances in the exhaust gases of diesel cars of the German company, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) of the United States reported.

According to her data, more than 86% of car owners preferred that VW bought their cars, or prematurely terminated the lease agreement, without waiting for defects to be corrected.

Volkswagen, after admitting to fraud, promised to repair or buy more than 550 thousand cars from the owners, Deutsche Welle notes.

In September 2015, the German automaker admitted that it had installed software that allowed it to manipulate tests for engine compliance with environmental standards.

In the US, the company paid a total of $18 billion in fines and compensation due to Dieselgate.