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VW agrees to pay Hawaii $10M as part of emissions scandal settlement

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Volkswagen will pay Hawaii $10 million for violating unfair and deceptive trade laws, state Attorney General Doug Chin announced Tuesday.

As part of a settlement, the car maker at the center of a global emissions scandal must also provide cash payments to customers and buy back or modify certain cars.

The agreement is part of a series of costly state and federal settlements totaling more than $10 billion.

The Hawaii settlement affects more than 900 vehicles owned or leased in the state.

Nationwide, Volkswagen sold more than 570,000 diesel vehicles with “defeat device” software aimed at cheating emissions standards.

Under the state settlements, Volkswagen must put in place a restitution and recall program. Owners will get restitution payments of at least $5,100. They can also have their vehicles bought back or modified to reduce emissions.

The settlement also gives Hawaii $7.5 million to fund environmental mitigation projects, and $2.5 million for repeated violations of consumer protection laws.

To see if your car is affected by the settlement, click here.

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