Volkswagen says 11 million vehicles worldwide affected by pollution scandal

Company sets aside $7.3 billion

The VW Logo is photographed at a car at the Car Show in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. Volkswagen has admitted that it intentionally installed software programmed to switch engines to a cleaner mode during official emissions testing. The software then switches off again, enabling cars to drive more powerfully on the road while emitting as much as 40 times the legal pollution limit. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
photo Michael Horn

"Our company was dishonest with EPA and the California Air Resources Board and with all of you. In my German words, "we totally screwed up." You can be sure that we will continue to not only correct TDI issue, to straighten things out and to pay what we have to pay, but we will continue to work very hard to make our story here in the U.S. for our customers and our dealers a success story."

Volkswagen AG said Tuesday that some 11 million diesel vehicles worldwide were fitted with software at the center of a U.S. emissions scandal, and that it is setting aside around 6.5 billion euros ($7.3