Volkswagen has shown an emissions solution for the 1.6-liter TDI engine to federal authorities in Germany. If approved, the recall for the 1.6 liter might still take a year to complete in Germany alone.
German regulators are demanding a mandatory recall on Volkswagen's 2.4 million emissions-evading diesel engines in the country. The fixes would begin early in 2016, but VW needs to show a fix in November.
German prosecutors are stepping back from their initial investigation into Martin Winterkorn for alleged fraud in the emissions scandal. They say there's not yet enough evidence to focus on him in the case.