The California Air Resources Board may allow partially fixed Volkswagen diesel cars to run on the roads of the California because a full fix may not be possible.
Speaking to a state legislative hearing on March 8, Todd Sax, chief of the California Air Resources Board enforcement division said, "Our goal has been to fix the vehicles and return them to their certified configuration as expeditiously as possible. Unfortunately, this may not be possible."
"We will have to decide what the best approach is to dealing with these vehicles, and one of the options potentially would be to accept something less than a full fix."
The partial fix could help VW in the long run as it could lead to a less costly settlement with the state of California without the need for a buyback.
News of the Volkswagen emission scandal broke in September 2015 and the German carmaker has been inundated with litigation and governmental action from the scandal till date.