The company says it will start notifying drivers affected by the recall the week of March 8.
As the auto industry pivots to electric vehicles, Canada can step up to the plate to work with the U.S.
U.S. automakers have announced some $6 billion in investments in Canada in recent months.
The reopening of the southern Ontario plant is a major victory for union Unifor.
Electric vehicles will start rolling off the company's Windsor assembly line in 2024.
The company says it will "make every effort" to find new jobs for the laid-off workers.
The charges include secretly importing cars that violated emissions standards.
It began as a prestige project for Nazi Germany, and ended up a symbol of the counterculture.
The alliance would create the third-largest automaker in the world and potentially save billions of dollars in costs.
Nine electric cars and 13 plug-in hybrids are eligible, including Tesla's Model 3.