Published on July 27th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
VW Announces Preliminary Approval of 2.0L TDI Settlement Program in the US
Volkswagen AG announced today that the United States District Court for the Northern District of California has granted preliminary approval of the settlement agreement to resolve civil claims regarding eligible Volkswagen and Audi 2.0L TDI vehicles in the United States.
Individual class members will now receive notification of their rights and options under the agreement. Volkswagen will begin the settlement program immediately after the Court grants final approval to the class settlement, which is anticipated on October 18, 2016.
Under the proposed settlement, eligible customers will have two choices: (1) they can sell back their vehicle to Volkswagen or terminate their lease without an early termination penalty, or, (2) keep their vehicle and receive a free emissions modification, if approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB). Customers who select any of these options under the settlement will also receive a cash payment from Volkswagen.
The following 2.0L TDI engine vehicles are included in the proposed 2.0L TDI settlement program:
|VW Beetle||VW Golf||VW Jetta||VW Passat||Audi A3|
|2013- 2015||2010-2015||2009-2015||2012-2015||2010-2013; 2015|
Volkswagen continues to work closely with the EPA and CARB on an approved emissions modification for each of the 2.0L TDI engine vehicles listed above. Volkswagen is also trying to secure approval of a technical resolution for affected vehicles with a V6 3.0L TDI engine as quickly as possible.