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VW is given 45-day ultimatum to fix diesel engines in California

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) yesterday ordered Volkswagen AG to draft a plan by early January to fix over 15,000 cars and SUVs equipped with a 3.0L diesel engine that were sold in the state since 2009 because they fail to meet emissions standards, Reuters reports.

In some cases, these vehicles emit up to nine times legally allowable emissions.

Affected models include the Porsche Cayenne and Volkswagen Touareg, as well as the Audi A6, A7, A8, Q5 and Q7 from the 2009-2016 model years. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California said the issue affects 85,000 units across the country, which is more than the initial estimate of 10,000.