Sluggish VW warned to clean up mess faster

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DPA/The Local - [email protected] • 15 Oct, 2015 Updated Thu 15 Oct 2015 09:53 CEST
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Volkswagen will be required to recall 2.4 million cars under orders from German authorities, after a proposed time-frame laid out by the car manufacturer was rejected.

"We are setting out the schedule," said a spokesman for the Federal Motor Transportation Authority on Thursday.

At the start of October Volkswagen handed authorities its own plan for refitting cars that had been equipped with a defeat device – a software program which sidesteps emissions testing – which would have seen the coompany start to recall cars in January.

But the government has now definitively rejected the VW scheme.

The car company has been handed a deadline for fixing its cars, reports Spiegel, although what this is remains unclear.

Volkswagen has admitted to installing the defeat device in over 11 million cars worldwide.

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