Volkswagen said it has been given the green light by US regulators to restart selling diesel cars.
The German car giant has a backlog of 2015 models and it said the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had approved its request to shift up to 67,000 of cars in the country.
Around 12,000 of the vehicles are held by dealers and have been given dealer-approved modifications on emissions, according to reports by Reuters.
In January the EPA gave Volkswagen dealers the go-ahead to make software emissions modifications on 70,000 vehicles.
Many of the vehicles have been held in inventory after a stop order on sales was issued by Volkswagen in September 2015 in the wake of diesels emissions scandal.
The EPA declined requests for comment from Reuters on the reports.
Most of the affected cars are in Europe rather than the US and EU authorities have urged the German firm to rethink its different strategy for compensating customers each side of the Atlantic.
In many cases, US customers have been offered cash payouts, while their EU counterparts have only been promised a free-of-charge fix to amend the diesel emission dodging software.