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Volkswagen sets up website for owners of its emissions-cheating diesel cars

If you've got one of the roughly 11 million vehicles affected by Volkswagen's enormous emissions scandal, you probably have many more questions than answers right now. The good news is that VW has a place for you to learn more; the bad news, though, is that there's not much to learn at this point.

Volkswagen has set up a website,, which leads with yet another mea culpa from Volkswagen Group of America CEO Michael Horn, both in video and text format. "We are committed to making this right and preventing it from ever happening again. We will bring these TDI vehicles into compliance with the federal and state emissions regulations," it reads, which would seem to suggest that VW has confidence it can work these cars over enough in software to stop them from breaking the law.

There's also a FAQs section, where Volkswagen acknowledges that the defeat devices are real, the cars are safe to drive, and that it's working on solutions. Interestingly, VW says here that it's pretty sure your car will pass state emissions tests as-is — but that's probably because of the defeat device, of course.

In other words, there's not a lot of helpful information here, but the situation is expected to develop rapidly: the German government is demanding to see a plan for fixing the cars by October 7th. (The actual fixes, of course, could take much longer.)