Volkswagen agrees to pay consumers biggest auto settlement in history

June 27, 2016 10:28 PM

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Volkswagen agrees to pay consumers biggest auto settlement in history

Volkswagen will settle its emissions scandal case for $14.7 billion, the largest payout by an automaker to consumers in U.S. history, in an agreement set to be formally announced Tuesday morning, according to two people familiar with the matter.

More than $10 billion of the settlement will go to fix or buy back 475,000 Volkswagens with two-liter diesel engines that were programmed to turn off emissions measurement data outside of laboratory settings, the people said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the deal had not yet been annou...

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