Volkswagen Diesel Emissions Settlement Program

 

Learn more about the Settlements and program to modify or buyback certain Volkswagen or Audi diesel automobiles in the United States

Volkswagen has reached proposed Settlements involving 2.0-liter Volkswagen and Audi diesel vehicles with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”), the California Attorney General, the California Air Resources Board (“CARB”), the Federal Trade Commission, and current vehicle owners/lessees and certain former vehicle owners/lessees in the United States.

 

If the proposed Settlements are approved by the Judge, then Volkswagen has agreed to:

• Buy back, terminate leases or provide approved emissions modifications
• Provide cash payments to owners/lessees;
• Pay for environmental remediation; and
• Promote zero emissions vehicle technology.

 


 

OWNERS & LESSEES CAN CHOOSE:

 

 

Buyback

Buyback of your car or early termination if it is a lease, plus Cash

OR

 

Modification

Modification to your car to improve emissions. Keep your car + Cash*

*Modification must be approved by EPA and CARB)


 

Frequently Asked Questions

Which vehicles are eligible for the settlement?

 

The following 2.0-liter TDI engine vehicles are included and may be eligible*: * To be eligible, a vehicle must be Operable, meaning that it can be driven on its own engine power. Additional requirements regarding the vehicle’s title also apply.

VW Beetle
2013 – 2015

VW Beetle Convertible
2013 – 2015

VW Golf
2010 – 2015

VW Golf SportWagen
2015

VW Jetta
2009 – 2015

VW Jetta SportWagen
2009 – 2014

VW Passat
2012 – 2015

Audi A3
2010 – 2013; 2015

 

Are former owners/lessees entitled to the settlement?

 

To determine if you may be eligible under the Settlements, one of our advisors can make an eligibility check on your behalf. You will be asked a few questions to help you determine if you are eligible and the options that may be available to you.

 

Who is excluded from participating in the Class Action Settlement?
I sold my eligible vehicle before September 18, 2015. Why am I excluded?

 

The emissions allegations regarding the 2.0-liter Volkswagen and Audi TDI vehicles became public on September 18, 2015. TDI vehicles that were sold before this date did not have the same depreciated values as vehicles that were sold after the emissions allegations became public. Individuals who sold their TDI vehicle before September 18, 2015 are not part of this Class Action Settlement, and they retain the right to bring their own individual lawsuit.

 

Once the settlement is approved, what can I receive?

 

If you currently own or lease an eligible vehicle, you have choices. You can opt to:

1) have Volkswagen buy back your vehicle if you currently own it,

2) terminate your lease without an early termination penalty if you are currently leasing the vehicle through Volkswagen Credit, Inc. or Audi Financial Services, or

3) if an Emissions Modification is approved for your vehicle by EPA and CARB, receive an Approved Emissions Modification free of charge. Vehicles that receive an Approved Emissions Modification will also receive an extended emissions warranty covering the emissions system of the eligible vehicle. All three of these options include a cash payment from Volkswagen Group of America.

In addition, certain former owners or lessees may be eligible for cash payments under the Settlements. Former owners must register by September 16, 2016 to claim benefits under the Class Action Settlement. If you are a former owner and don’t register by that date, you will lose your benefits.

To determine if you may be eligible under the Settlements, and if so, what options may be available to you, please contact one of our advisors at our dealership.

 

Does the loyalty incentive to purchase another VW model affect my settlement options?

 

Under the terms of the Settlements, your Volkswagen dealer is able to offer you incentives and/or rebates to reduce the price on a future Volkswagen purchase. The amount of your cash payment and other relief under the Settlements are not affected by your decision to purchase or lease another Volkswagen. The Settlements do not preclude Volkswagen dealerships from providing you with any special offers. Please note that if you sell or trade in your vehicle after June 28, 2016, you will not be eligible for the Class Action Settlement.