(Bloomberg) -- Volkswagen AG, reeling from an expanding scandalinvolving diesel cars it has admitted it rigged to pass U.S.pollution tests, announced Monday that owners of the vehicles willreceive $1,000 in what the company calls a “goodwill” gesture.

VW is offering owners of diesel-powered cars with 2.0-literengines under investigation by the U.S. Environmental ProtectionAgency, $500 on a prepaid Visa card, $500 in dealership credits andthree years of free roadside assistance.

Volkswagen has been struggling to contain customer anger sincethe EPA announced the company’s smaller diesel cars since 2009 havetechnology installed to rig emissions tests. VW dealers have alsogotten extra payments and incentives for selling gasoline-poweredcars as diesel models can’t be sold.

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