Volkswagen has been given approval for its $14.7 billion (around £11bn) settlement with owners of cars in the US affected by the emissions scandal.
The settlement money, which is the largest sum in US history, will be used to compensate some 475,000 drivers. Owners can choose between getting the software fix or selling their car back to VW. They will also get additional compensation payments of between $5100 to $10,000, regardless of which choice they make.
The final approval follows comments from US District Judge Charles Breyer last week that indicated he planned to approve the deal.
No change for Europe
Volkswagen continues to draw criticism from political figures as it stands by its decision to not offer compensation to European customers, despite the mounting pressure to do so.
Spokesmen from Volkswagen have claimed that compensation is not necessary in the UK and the rest of Europe because the fix is less extensive and customers will, therefore, have their cars back soon after they have been recalled.