Owners and lessees of the affected vehicles will have the following options:

Generation One.  Eligible current owners and lessees of Generation One Eligible Vehicles have the option of either:

  • A vehicle buyback, trade-in credit or lease termination; or
  • A vehicle modification at no cost to reduce its emissions. The EPA and CARB have approved an Emissions Modification for both Generation 1.1 vehicles (2009-2010 Volkswagen Touareg and Audi Q7 vehicles) and Generation 1.2 vehicles (2011-2012 Volkswagen Touareg and Audi Q7 vehicles).

Generation Two.  Current owners and lessees of Generation Two Eligible Vehicles will be able to sign up for an Emissions Compliant Recall modification.  The modification is currently available for all Generation 2 vehicles. The Generation Two Emissions Compliant Recall modification for these vehicles will return the affected vehicles to the EPA Tier 2/Bin 5 exhaust emissions standard – the tailpipe emissions standard to which the vehicles were originally certified.

The Emissions Compliant Recall will be accompanied by an Emissions Compliant Repair Payment. Before approval of the ECR by EPA and CARB, all Class Members with Generation Two Vehicles had the option to receive half of their Emissions Compliant Repair Payment and then receive the balance of the payment upon receipt of the Emissions Compliant Repair. Now that the Emissions Compliant Repair is available, you will receive the Emissions Complaint Repair Payment upon completion of an Emissions Compliant Repair to your vehicle and Volkswagen’s approval of your claim, which you can file here.