CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee — In a story Sept. 30, The Associated Press reported that production of diesel-engine Passat sedans had been halted at Volkswagen's lone U.S. plant in light of the emissions scandal facing the world's largest automaker. The company said later that production of 2016 model diesel Passats will continue, but that the vehicles will be held at the plant until a remedy for emissions is released through Volkswagen's headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany.
FILE - In this July 12, 2013, file photo, employees at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., work on the assembly of a Passat sedans. While the full effect on demand for Volkswagenâ€™s non-diesel vehicles remains to be seen, some Tennessee officials fear for job prospects at the plant that currently employs 2,400, where the average hourly wage is about $21 and perks include reduced-cost leases on VW vehicles with free insurance coverage. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig, File)
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