Official Informational Website

Volkswagen/Audi/Porsche 3.0L Diesel Emissions Settlement Program

Learn more about the Settlements and program to modify or buyback
certain Volkswagen, Audi or Porsche diesel automobiles in the United States.

Important Deadlines


The 3.0L Settlement Program for Generation 1 vehicles ended on September 30, 2019.


  • June 1, 2019 – Claims Deadline: Deadline to complete a claim, including submitting required documents.

  • September 30, 2019 – Deadline to Complete Buyback, Trade-In, Early Lease Termination, or Approved Emissions Modification: Deadline to complete your selected remedy.

  • October 21, 2019 – Claims Review Committee Appeal Deadline.

The 3.0L Settlement Program for Generation 2 vehicles ended on May 30, 2020.

  • December 31, 2019 – Claims Deadline: Deadline to complete a claim, including submitting required documents.

  • May 30, 2020 – Extended Deadline to Complete Emissions Compliant Repair.

  • June 21, 2020 – Claims Review Committee Appeal Deadline.

About


Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche have reached 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 California Air Resources Board (“CARB”), the California Attorney General, the Federal Trade Commission and current 3.0-liter vehicle owners/lessees and certain former owners/lessees.

Under the Settlements, Volkswagen has agreed to:

  • Buy back, offer trade-in credit, terminate leases or provide approved emissions modifications for nearly 20,000 Generation 1 3.0-liter TDI diesel cars in the United States
  • Provide approved emissions modifications for nearly 60,000 Generation 2 3.0-liter TDI diesel cars in the United States;
  • Provide cash payments to owners/lessees;
  • Pay for environmental remediation; and
  • Promote zero emissions vehicle technology

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

Porsche Recall Look Up

Court Documents, Forms & Notices

Approved Class Action Settlement Agreement

Motions & Court Orders

Approved Department of Justice Consent Decree

Approved FTC Consent Order

Claims Supervisor Reports

Notices

Approved Emissions Modifications

Other Documents

Short Forms

Executive Summary

Reports Submitted Pursuant to the Third Partial Consent Decrees

Independent Compliance Auditor Reports

 Frequently Asked Questions

When will the emissions modification be available for my vehicle?

On October 20, 2017, the EPA and CARB approved Emissions Compliant Repairs for the “Sub-Generation 2.1 and 2.2 SUV” vehicles shown in the below chart and, on December 18, 2017, the EPA and CARB approved Emissions Compliant Repairs for the Generation 2 passenger vehicles shown in the below chart.  On May 18, 2018, the EPA and CARB approved an Approved Emissions Modification for Generation 1.1 vehicles.  On July 13, 2018, the EPA and CARB approved an Approved Emissions Modification for Generation 1.2 vehicles.  Volkswagen is permitted to proceed with offering repairs for those vehicles.  Class Members will be able to obtain the repair at an authorized Volkswagen, Audi, or Porsche dealer, plus receive an associated Repair Payment.

I own or lease a 3.0-Liter vehicle for which there is an Emissions Compliant Repair or an Approved Emissions Modification. What do I do now?

If you already submitted a claim and selected an Emissions Compliant Repair or Approved Emissions Modification as your remedy, you do not need to do anything.  Volkswagen will process your claim in the normal claims review process.  If you have not yet created an account and/or submitted supporting information and documentation for your claim, you can submit a claim through the Online Claims Portal or the Paper Claims Form.  For more information about the claims process click here.

I recently bought an eligible vehicle. How can I tell if it has already received an Emissions Compliant Repair or an Approved Emissions Modification?

To date, the EPA and CARB have approved an Emissions Compliant Repair for the following Generation Two vehicles: (i) model year 2013-2016 Volkswagen Toureg 3.0-Liter TDI vehicles, (ii) model year 2013-2016 Porsche Cayenne Diesel 3.0-Liter TDI vehicles, (iii) model year 2013-2015 Audi Q7 3.0-Liter TDI vehicles, and (iv) model year 2014-2016 Audi A6 quattro, A7 quattro, A8, A8L, and Q5 3.0-Liter TDI vehicles.  The EPA and CARB have approved an Approved Emissions Modification for the following Generation One Vehicles:  (i) model year 2009-2012 Volkswagen Touareg 3.0-Liter TDI vehicles, and (ii) model year 2009-2012 Audi Q7 3.0-Liter TDI vehicles.

A look-up tool is available through www.vwdiesellookup.com, www.audidiesellookup.com/ or www.porschediesellookup.com where owners and lessees, and potential future owners and lessees, can enter a VIN and determine (i) if an emissions compliant repair is approved for their vehicle, (ii) if that repair has been completed on their vehicle, and (3) the terms of any applicable extended emissions warranty.

Is my Settlement payment taxable?

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.