Emissions modifications are available for the following vehicles:

  • Model year 2015 2.0-Liter TDI vehicles, the “Generation 3” vehicles reflected in the below chart (both Stage One and Stage Two);
  • All Model years 2009-2014 2.0-Liter TDI vehicles, the “Generation 1” and “Generation 2” vehicles reflected in the below chart, except 2012-2014 Passat vehicles with manual transmissions.

An Emissions Modification will not become available for model year 2012-2014 2.0-Liter TDI Passat vehicles with manual transmissions.

If you are an owner or lessee of a model year 2015 2.0-Liter TDI vehicle and have already received Stage One of the Approved Emissions Modification, Stage Two is now available and you may schedule an appointment at your preferred dealer to receive Stage Two of the modification.  The deadline for completing the modification in order to receive a restitution payment was December 30, 2018, but you may still complete the modification at no charge to you.

Before approving an emissions modification, the EPA and CARB carefully evaluate the effects of the proposed modification on your vehicle’s emissions levels, reliability, durability, fuel economy, noise vibration and harshness, vehicle performance, drivability, and other qualities.