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VW staff, supplier warned of emissions test cheating years ago: reports

The logo of German carmaker Volkswagen is seen on the front grill of a Passat car in Willmette, Illinois, September 24, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

The logo of German carmaker Volkswagen is seen on the front grill of a Passat car in Willmette, Illinois, September 24, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

The logo of German carmaker Volkswagen is seen on the front grill of a Passat car in Willmette, Illinois, September 24, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young
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New Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller addresses a news conference at Volkswagen's headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany September 25, 2015. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

New Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller addresses a news conference at Volkswagen's headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany September 25, 2015. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

New Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller addresses a news conference at Volkswagen's headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany September 25, 2015. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer
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CEO of German carmaker Porsche Matthias Mueller poses in a Porsche Targa 911 4 GTS before the 2014 results news conference in Stuttgart, in this March 13, 2015 file photo. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski/Files

CEO of German carmaker Porsche Matthias Mueller poses in a Porsche Targa 911 4 GTS before the 2014 results news conference in Stuttgart, in this March 13, 2015 file photo. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski/Files

CEO of German carmaker Porsche Matthias Mueller poses in a Porsche Targa 911 4 GTS before the 2014 results news conference in Stuttgart, in this March 13, 2015 file photo. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski/Files
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Matthias Mueller, CEO of Porsche presents the new Porsche Carrera 911 S at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, in this September 13, 2011 file photo.  REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski/Files

Matthias Mueller, CEO of Porsche presents the new Porsche Carrera 911 S at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, in this September 13, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski/Files

Matthias Mueller, CEO of Porsche presents the new Porsche Carrera 911 S at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, in this September 13, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski/Files
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