Volkswagen’s recall plan for its illegal vehicles has been rejected in California.
California’s chief air regulator turned down the proposed recall plan from Volkswagen to fix 3.0-liter diesel VW, Audi and Porsche models in the state equipped with devices designed to cheat emissions tests.
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) said the plan to fix the vehicles, which range from model years 2009-2016, was insufficient, sayding, “VW’s and Audi’s submissions are incomplete, substantially deficient, and fall far short of meeting the legal requirements to return these vehicles to the claimed certified configuration.”
The state’s decision may affect other US regulators and could even make law makers in other countries reconsider their stance on the issue.
British MPs have also called on Volkswagen to do more to compensate UK buyers but the company has refused to do anything more than recalibrate models they sold with illegal software.