Germany orders recall of 2.4 million Volkswagen cars

Germany ordered Volkswagen on Thursday to recall and refit 2.4 million diesel vehicles next year, following the company’s admission it rigged emissions tests. Europe’s biggest car maker has said it may have installed software that enabled it to cheat diesel emissions tests on up to 11 million diesel vehicles worldwide. Some analysts have said the scandal could cost the German company as much as €35-billion ($40-billion U.S.) to cover vehicle refits, regulatory fines and lawsuits.

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