Official Informational Website

Volkswagen/Audi 2.0L 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.


 Important Claim Deadlines

The 2.0L Settlement Program ended on December 30, 2018.

  • September 1, 2018 – Claims Deadline: Deadline to complete a claim, including submitting required documents.

  • December 30, 2018 – Deadline to Complete Buyback, Early Lease Termination, or Approved Emissions Modification: Deadline to complete your selected remedy.

  • January 13, 2019 – Claims Review Committee Appeal Deadline. The 2.0L Volkswagen and Audi Diesel Emissions Settlement Program ended on December 30, 2018. If you wish to appeal an eligibility determination, please note that the last day to submit an appeal to the Claims Review Committee is January 13, 2019. Any appeals that are emailed or post-marked after January 13, 2019 will not be considered by the Claims Review Committee.

 About


Volkswagen has reached 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.


Under the Settlements, Volkswagen agreed to:

  • Buy back, terminate leases or provide approved emissions modifications for nearly 475,000 2.0-liter TDI diesel cars in the United States;
  • Provide cash payments to owners/lessees;
  • Pay for environmental remediation; and
  • Promote zero emissions vehicle technology.

OWNERS & LESSEES COULD CHOOSE:


Buyback of your car (or
early lease termination) + Cash

 

 
Modification to your car to
improve emissions. Keep your car +
Cash (Modification must be approved by EPA and CARB)

Look Up Recalls

To determine whether an approved emissions modification has been completed on a particular vehicle and the terms of any applicable extended emissions warranty, please click the brand-appropriate link below and enter the VIN.

Volkswagen Recall Look Up

Audi Recall Look Up

Court Documents, Forms & Notices

Approved Class Action Settlement Agreement

Approved Department of Justice Consent Decree

Approved FTC Consent Order

Notices

Emissions Modifications

Motions & Court Orders

States' Certifications for Beneficiary Status

Claims Supervisor Reports

Reports Submitted Pursuant to the Third Partial Consent Decrees

Independent Compliance Auditor Reports

Frequently Asked Questions

**Note: The 2.0-Liter Settlement Claims Program ended on December 30, 2018. To receive benefits, consumers were required to submit a complete claim and receive their remedy, if applicable, by December 30, 2018. The deadline for consumers to submit appeals to the Claims Review Committee was January 13, 2019. If your appeal is granted, you would have been contacted regarding next steps and applicable deadlines.

Eligibility

Which vehicles are included in the Settlements?

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

I don’t see my 3.0-liter Diesel listed above. What about me?

These Settlements apply only to the 2.0-liter vehicles listed above. Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche have reached separate Settlements involving 3.0-liter Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche diesel vehicles with the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”), the State of California by and through the California Air Resources Board (“CARB”) and the California Attorney General, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and the Court-appointed Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (“PSC”) which represents current 3.0-liter vehicle owners and lessees and certain former owners and lessees. For more information on the 3.0-liter agreements, please click here.

I received a Court-Approved Notice for a Bosch Settlement related to my Volkswagen or Audi TDI Settlement. Is this the same Settlement?

No.  This Settlement relates only to the claims against Volkswagen and is separate from the Bosch Settlement. To learn more about the Bosch Settlement, please visit www.BoschVWSettlement.com or call 1-844-305-1928.

Emissions Modification

I own a 2.0-Liter Generation 2 manual transmission vehicle for which no emissions modification will be available. Can I still register my vehicle?

Even though an approved emissions modification is not available for your vehicle, you may still be able to register your vehicle with your state. As part of the settlements, every state, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, has agreed that it will not deny registration based solely on the specific emissions issue covered by the settlement agreements.

If you have further questions, please contact the lawyers appointed by the Court to represent owners and lessees by emailing [email protected] or calling 1-800-948-2181.

When will the emissions modification be available for my vehicle?

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.

If I did not participate in the 2.0-Liter Claims Program, can I still benefit from an emissions modification (if approved) and extended warranty on my vehicle?

Yes, all owners and lessees of included 2.0-liter TDI vehicles are eligible to have an emissions modification (if approved by the EPA and CARB) performed on their vehicle free of charge and will also receive an extended emissions warranty. For more information on what the modification involves, the impact (if any) that the modification will have on the vehicle and the terms of the extended emissions warranty, please read the FAQ under Emissions Modifications titled “What is included in the extended warranty for the Approved Emissions Modification, and how long does the warranty last?”

The EPA and CARB have approved an Emissions Modification for the following vehicles: (i) all model year 2015 vehicles (both Stage One and Stage Two), (ii) model year 2012-2014 2.0-Liter TDI Passat vehicles with automatic transmissions, (iii) model years 2013-2014 Volkswagen Beetle and Beetle Convertible 2.0-Liter TDI vehicles, (iv) model years 2010-2013 Volkswagen Golf 2-Door 2.0-Liter TDI vehicles, (v) model years 2010-2014 Volkswagen Golf 4-Door 2.0-Liter TDI vehicles, (vi) model years 2010-2014 Volkswagen Jetta and Jetta SportWagen 2.0-Liter TDI vehicles, and (vii) model years 2010-2013 Audi A3 2.0-Liter TDI vehicles.  You may also view the Volkswagen and Audi Notices of the modifications.

I recently bought a 2.0-Liter TDI eligible vehicle. How can I tell if it has already received an emissions modification?

To determine whether a vehicle has already received an emissions modification, please visit www.vwdiesellookup.com or www.audidiesellookup.com.

What is included in the extended warranty for the Approved Emissions Modification, and how long does the warranty last?

The “Approved Emissions Modification Extended Warranty” will apply to all vehicles that receive an Approved Emissions Modification, and will cover all replaced components that are part of the Approved Emissions Modification, any component that reasonably could be impacted by effects of the Approved Emissions Modification, and the engine subassembly. The Approved Emissions Modification Extended Warranty also provides for a loaner vehicle if emissions warranty service will last longer than 3 hours.

The Approved Emissions Modification Extended Warranty period for 2009-2014 model year vehicles will be the greater of:

(a) 4 years or 48,000 miles, whichever comes first, from date and mileage of implementing the Emissions Modification, except for vehicles offered for resale, in which case from the date and mileage of the first resale transaction after the modification to the first person who in good faith purchases the vehicle for purposes other than resale,  or

(b) 10 years or 120,000 actual miles from the initial date of purchase (whichever comes first).

For 2015 model year vehicles, the warranty period will be the greater of:

(a) 11 years or 162,000 miles, whichever occurs first, from the vehicle’s original in-service date; OR

(b) 5 years or 60,000 miles, whichever occurs first, from the date and mileage of Phase 1 of the emissions modification. At the time of the subsequent Phase 2 modification, the extended warranty will be honored for 5 years or 60,000 miles, whichever occurs first, from the date and mileage of the completion of Phase 2.