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 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 2.0L 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 2.0L Settlements. In order to participate in the Class Action Settlement, you must have an approved offer and complete your remedy by December 30, 2018.
**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 is January 13, 2019. If your appeal is granted, you will be contacted regarding next steps and applicable deadlines.
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.
2013 – 2015
VW Beetle Convertible
2013 – 2015
2010 – 2015
VW Golf SportWagen
2009 – 2015
VW Jetta SportWagen
2009 – 2014
2012 – 2015
2010 – 2013; 2015
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.
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.
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.
Emissions modifications are available for the following vehicles:
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.
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.
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.
This website cannot answer specific legal questions or dispense tax advice. Because your tax situation is unique to you, you should consult a tax professional to assess the specific tax implications of any payment you may receive. For more information, you may contact the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee at [email protected] or 1-800-948-2181.
If your CRC appeal has been granted, you will be contacted about next steps and deadlines. If you have additional questions, please call 1-844-98-CLAIM.
If you have additional questions about the Settlements, you may read any of the Court Documents posted on this website, including the Long Form Notice.
The Long Form Notice has also been mailed to individuals who may be eligible to receive benefits under the Settlements.
You may also visit the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and Court websites or call Volkswagen at 1-844-98-CLAIM.
Claim Submission: Claimant submits claim and supporting documentation through the Online Claims Portal or using the Paper Claims form.
IMPORTANT: September 1, 2018 – Claims Deadline: You must have submitted a complete claim and required documentation by September 1, 2018 to participate in the Settlement Program.
Document Review: Volkswagen reviews information and documentation submitted by claimant to determine whether all required information and documentation have been received.
Eligibility Review and Offer Letter Creation: Volkswagen confirms claimant is eligible for the Settlement Program, verifies loan payoff information (if applicable) and generates an offer letter for the claimant. Before the offer letter is sent to the claimant, the Court-appointed Claims Supervisor verifies eligibility and confirms that the offer amounts are accurate. Once confirmed, final offer letter is sent to the claimant.
Acceptance of Offer Letter: Upon receipt of offer package, claimant reviews offer. If claimant decides to accept the offer, they sign the offer letter and sign the release in the presence of a Notary Public. Claimant then sends both of these documents back to Volkswagen using the Online Claims Portal, mail or fax. Upon receipt, Volkswagen reviews the offer packet for completion.
IMPORTANT: December 1, 2018 – Signed Offer Letter Deadline: Regardless of the remedy you choose, we strongly encourage you to submit your signed offer letter to Volkswagen for review no later than December 1, 2018.
Closing Appointment, if necessary: After Volkswagen confirms the claimant’s signed and notarized offer letter is complete, the claimant schedules an appointment for a Buyback, Early Lease Termination or Approved Emissions Modification. Former Owners and Former Lessees do not need to schedule a closing appointment.
IMPORTANT: Deadline to Complete Buyback, Early Lease Termination, or Approved Emissions Modification: The 2.0-Liter Settlement Program ended on December 30, 2018, and you must have completed your selected remedy by that date to receive settlement benefits.
Payment: Current owners or lessees will receive payment at or shortly after the closing appointment, depending on the payment method selected and whether a negative mileage adjustment is required. Payments to Former Owners and Former Lessees will be sent within three business days after Volkswagen has confirmed that the signed and notarized offer letter is complete and the Former Owner or Lessee has selected a payment method. For more information on the timing of your payment, please click here.