Pay day for some

Volkswagen has agreed on a $US15 billion ($A20bn) settlement to compensate owners of cars in the US affected by the Dieselgate emmissions scandal. Owners will either have their cars bought back by VW, or be compensated between $US5500 and $US9000.

Volkswagen Australia responded by releasing a statement pointing out the legal difference between the US and here. Owners of some Australian vehicles affected by the scandal have been issued with a voluntary recall to update the software of their cars.