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California Orders Recall Of More VW Vehicles

California regulators have made it official: Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche will be required to recall as many as 16,000 more vehicles.

That’s after Audi admitted installing software that defeats emissions tests in diesel luxury and crossover vehicles produced after the 2009 model year.

"What they admit is that it appears to be a defeat device under U.S. law," says Dave Clegern of the Air Resources Board. "They claim it’s legal in Europe."

The board and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency initially found the devices through testing conducted after Volkswagen admitted to installing similar software on smaller cars.

The carmakers have 45 days to submit plans to remove the software. The Air Resources Board has not yet issued any fines.