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EPA and California approve fix for 326,000 Volkswagen diesel cars

Staff Writer |
he U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board approved a fix for 326,000 Volkswagen diesel cars.

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The fix will include hardware and software upgrades, including replacing an emissions catalyst but will reduce vehicle fuel economy ratings by as much as 2 miles per gallon.

The world's largest automaker will still need to obtain approval for a resale plan for the 2009-2014 model diesel vehicles after making repairs - something that is expected in the coming weeks - but the fix is a significant milestone for the company that aims to move beyond its diesel emissions crisis.

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