Volkswagen have been given a March 24 deadline to bring out a fix for over 600,000 diesel cars involved in the emissions scandal that is acceptable to US emissions regulators.
The deadline for a fix was given by US Federal judge Charles Breyer at the United States District Court - Northern District of California in San Francisco.
Breyer noted that it has been almost 6 months since VW officials had admitted to the scandal and warned the German carmaker that time was running out.
Volkswagen admitted in September 2015 that it had been using emissions cheating software in their cars. The software allowed the cars to emit up to 40 times more than the legal limit of pollutants while on the roads but turned down the emissions when in a lab.