Connecticut leads the way in Volkswagen investigation

The VW sign of Germany's car company Volkswagen is displayed at the building of a company's retailer in, Berlin, Germany, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Connecticut is one of six states leading the way in a multi-jurisdictional investigation into Volkswagen and how they cheated owners by programming their “clean diesel cars” to pass emissions when they really failed.

Attorney General George Jepsen says Volkswagen will either have to buy back all of the vehicles or fix them.

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“The bad news is right now, all you can do is sit tight. The good news is that the changes in Volkswagen leadership over the course of 2016 have become far more transparent,” said Jepsen.

There are about 12,000 Volkswagens in Connecticut that don’t meet emissions standards. Jepsen says not only will Volkswagen have to buy back the cars or fix them, but they will have to pay damages to each owner. And then pay up for the crimes they committed in Connecticut.

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“They potentially face massive liability, and they should because they out right lied,” said Jepsen.

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