Volkswagen has agreed to repair diesel engines at its plants in Italy and Germany to address concerns over fuel leaks.
The automaker said it had agreed to fix two diesels at its plant in Lecce, in northern Italy, and one at its factory in Salzburg, in southern Germany.
Volkswagen said the repairs will be made under “voluntary” terms, but it has not specified what those terms are.
The company said it would begin testing its diesel engines on Oct. 31, the same day the company’s CEO will deliver his fourth annual state of the company address to shareholders.
Read more The announcement was made Thursday, the first time that Volkswagen had acknowledged the diesel problem.
The automaker said on Thursday that it would make the repairs as soon as possible, but that it had not determined when it would have them done.
Volkswagen acknowledged that it could not repair the engines, but said it could repair the vehicle’s suspension.
VW says its emissions tests were flawed and the company must address the issue immediately.
VW is in the midst of an internal investigation into the scandal and said on Friday it would pay a $14.2 billion settlement with investors, the largest in U.S. history.