A leading automotive website says German car maker Volkswagen is preparing to offer cash to American owners of diesel cars that were intentionally programmed to give false data on emission tests.
The blog "The Truth About Cars" said Saturday that VW will announce the move in the coming days as part of its "TDI Goodwill Program." It says the payouts will include $500 with no restrictions, and a second disbursement of $500 to $750 that will be limited to use at VW dealerships.
Volkswagen has not commented publicly on the report.
"TTAC" also said the carmaker will begin making fixes in February to the first of the 482,000 diesel cars sold in the United States with the suspect software on its turbo-diesel engine. READ MORE OF THIS STORY ON VOA NEWS WEBSITE