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:
OWNERS & LESSEES CAN CHOOSE:
Buyback of your car (or
early lease termination) + Cash
Enter a Vehicle Identification Number (“VIN”) to determine if a vehicle is included in the proposed Settlements.
A VIN is the unique identification number for a vehicle and contains 17 alphanumeric characters. It may be found on the state vehicle registration, vehicle insurance card or on the vehicle itself - either on the driver's side dashboard at the bottom of the windshield or on the driver's side door jam. The VIN will not include the letter 'i' or the letter 'o' but may include the number '1' or the number '0'.
The VIN entered is not covered under the scope of the proposed settlements. For a list of included vehicles that may be eligible please see the FAQ section of this website.
The VIN entered is included in the terms of the proposed settlements. Both Vehicle and Owner/Lessee eligibility stipulations apply in order to participate in the Settlements. Please return to this website or sign up below to receive updates as they are available.
The following 2.0-liter TDI engine vehicles are included and may be eligible:
2013 - 2015
2010 - 2015
2009 - 2015
2012 - 2015
2010 - 2013; 2015
Judge Charles Breyer will hold what is referred to as a preliminary approval hearing on the proposed Settlements on July 26, 2016. At this hearing, he will hear from the parties about the Settlements.
If the Judge grants preliminary approval, notice will be mailed to owners and lessees announcing the specific terms of the Settlements. At that time, owners/lessees will learn about their rights to exclude themselves, object, or comment on the Settlements as well as the options available to buyback or modify their car, or terminate their lease.
After the notice period is complete, Judge Breyer will hold another hearing, a final approval hearing, to decide whether the Judge will grant final approval to the Settlements. At the final approval hearing, the Judge will consider comments from owners/lessees on whether the Settlements are fair, reasonable, and adequate.
Volkswagen is working on an emissions modification for each of the cars listed above. EPA and CARB will need to approve any emissions modification before this option becomes available.
If you own or lease an eligible vehicle, you have choices. You can opt for (1) Volkswagen Group of America (“VWGoA”) buying back your car if you own it, (2) terminating your lease without an early-termination penalty if you are leasing the car, or (3) if an emissions modification is approved for your car by EPA and CARB, getting VWGoA to modify your car's emissions system at no charge. Each of these options includes a cash payment from VWGoA. In addition, pursuant to agreements with the EPA and the CARB, and as referenced in VWGoA’s settlement agreement with consumers, VWGoA has committed to pay significant amounts to remediate excess nitrogen oxide emissions and to invest in chargers and other infrastructure for zero emission vehicles.
If you owned an eligible vehicle on or before September 18, 2015 and sold it before June 28, 2016, you may be eligible to participate. Likewise, if you were leasing an eligible vehicle as of September 18, 2015, you may be eligible to participate.