Until this announcement, VW dealers were mostly left out of the company's efforts to fix the problems caused by the diesel cheat device it installed in millions of vehicles around the world. A preliminary agreement was reached in August to compensate the dealers in some fashion, but no details were disclosed at that time. Around half a million affected diesels were sold in the US and those customers have been offered buy-backs or a "fix," for their vehicles, once one is figured out and approved. Also on Friday, the Department of Justice said that this technical solution to reduce "the emissions of these vehicles" was still in process. About half of those owners have agreed to settle. For much more on the customer settlement, read this.