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A car departs from Volkswagen's factory and company headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany. The company says the fallout from its diesel emissions scandal is still becoming clear, as it reports a large quarterly loss. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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Kim Johnson of Ridgefield, Conn., says her 2014 Jetta lost more than $1,000 in value because, once fixed, it will no longer get the advertised mileage. Charles Lane/WSHU hide caption

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Emissions Scandal Is Hurting VW Owners Trying To Resell

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Volkswagen has recalled 8.5 million diesel cars in Europe. The company is ordered to fix software that makes the cars appear to run more cleanly than they actually do. Brennan Linsley/AP hide caption

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Then-CEO Martin Winterkorn poses at Volkswagen's annual press conference in Wolfsburg, Germany, in 2012. He resigned his post last month following revelations that VW cheated on emissions tests. Michael Sohn/AP hide caption

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How VW's Drive To Be No. 1 May Have Put It In Reverse

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Volkswagen board members Wolfgang Porsche (from left), Berthold Huber and Stephan Weil attend a news conference to announce Martin Winterkorn's decision to resign as Volkswagen CEO on Sept. 23, in Wolfsburg, Germany. Alexander Koerner/Getty Images hide caption

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What VW Needs To Do To Survive Its Biggest Scandal

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Volkswagen sales slowed after it was revealed that the company had been cheating emissions tests by outfitting some diesel cars with "defeat devices." Markus Schreiber/AP hide caption

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David Whitcomb of Waynesboro, Va., says he paid a premium for the diesel engine on his 2015 Passat TDI because he thought it would mean fewer emissions. Courtesy of David Whitcomb hide caption

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Volkswagen Owners Wonder Where A Fix Will Leave Them

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A Volkswagen Passat is tested for exhaust emissions, at a Ministry of Transport testing station in London. In the U.S., a 1998 copyright law prevents safety researchers from accessing the software that runs cars. John Stillwell/PA Photos/Landov hide caption

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Amid VW Scandal, Critics Want Access To Carmakers' Computer Code

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Fair goers visit the booth of German car maker Volkswagen at the 66th IAA auto show in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, on Sept. 22, 2015. German auto giant Volkswagen revealed that 11 million of its diesel cars worldwide are equipped with devices that can cheat pollution tests. Daniel Roland/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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VW Emissions Scandal Hovers Over German Car Show

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New Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller poses with Berthold Huber (third from right) acting head of the Supervisory board of Volkswagen, Stephan Weil (second from right) Prime Minister of Lower Saxony and member of the Supervisory board, Wolfgang Porsche (right) member of Supervisory board and Bernd Osterloh (left) head of Volkwagen's works council, at VW's headquarters in Germany on Friday. Fabian Bimmer/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Diesel car engines like this one in a 2012 Volkswagen Golf are among those that include software that circumvents EPA emissions standards for certain air pollutants. Patrick Pleul/DPA/Landov hide caption

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How A Little Lab In West Virginia Caught Volkswagen's Big Cheat

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Visitors look at Volkswagen cars at the 2015 IAA Frankfurt Auto Show in Germany on Monday. Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn has apologized to customers over a scandal involving emissions in its diesel cars. Hannelore Foerster/Getty Images hide caption

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Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn (left) apologized for his company's actions, saying, "We do not and will not tolerate violations of any kind of our internal rules or of the law." He's seen here on the first day of the Frankfurt Auto Show last Thursday, one day before the EPA said VW had cheated on emissions tests. Jens Meyer/AP hide caption

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