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The [troubled / trouble] German carmaker Volkswagen (VW) has announced it will recall around 11 million cars [followed / following] the emissions tests scandal that has [mired / hired] the company in controversy. Some industry analysts predict the recall could cost the [auto / autos] manufacturer more than $6.5 billion. Last week, VW admitted cheating [as / in] diesel emissions tests in the United States and Europe. It manipulated data [to / for] falsely show that VW cars were a lot more fuel-efficient than was [really / reality] the case. The company is Europe's largest carmaker and [employers / employs] over 750,000 people. It has lost more than a [thirdly / third] of its market value on stock markets and has badly tarnished its reputation [as / has] being a leader in clean energy.

Chief executives at VW could [head / face] criminal charges [over / under] the scandal. Olaf Lies, a Volkswagen [board / bored] member, told the BBC TV programme Newsnight that some staff acted [criminal / criminally] over emission tests. He said: "Those people who [allowed / allowing] this to happen, or who made the [deciding / decision] to install this software, acted criminally. They must take [personal / personally] responsibility." He added: "We only found out about the problems in the [last / lasts] board meeting, shortly before the media did. I want to be [quite / quiet] open, so we need to find out why the board wasn't informed earlier about the problems when they were [knowing / known] about over a year ago in the United States."

 
 

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