(CNN) - Volkswagen may buy back some of the diesel cars linked to its emissions-cheating scandal.
The German automaker has so far rejected demands from lawmakers and consumers that it should re-purchase the vehicles under recall.
But recent statements from the company indicate it's reconsidering that position.
Last year, Volkswagen admitted it sold millions of diesel fuel cars with software designed to trick emissions tests.
A Volkswagen attorney told a U.S. federal court that a buy-back program may be a solution for some of the vehicles.
Volkswagen is still working on a repair solution to fix the illegal software.
The company has set up a compensation fund to determine how much money it should pay owners for the decline in their vehicles' values.
It has also offered cash and discounts to some diesel owners.