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Volkswagen Agrees to Pay $14.7 Billion Over 2.0 TDI Emissions Issue in the U.S.

While we’re still waiting for the Volkswagen Group to come up with a fix or to buy back 3.0 V6 TDI vehicles, the automaker and a U.S. federal judge agreed on a $14.7 billion court settlement over the 2.0 TDI engines affected by the Dieselgate scandal. The settlement is an agreement between VW and the plaintiffs.
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In the United States, vehicles included in the so-called 2.0L TDI settlement program are the 2013 - 2016 Volkswagen Beetle, 2010 - 2015 Volkswagen Golf, 2009 - 2015 Volkswagen Jetta, 2012 - 2015 Volkswagen Passat, and 2010 - 2013; 2015 Audi A3. Owners who are interested in the buyback option are recommended to submit a claim using a form available on VWCourtSettlement.com or by calling 1-844-98-CLAIM.

“Final approval of the 2.0L TDI settlement is an important milestone in our journey to making things right in the United States, and we appreciate the efforts of all parties involved in this process. Volkswagen is committed to ensuring that the program is now carried out as seamlessly as possible for our affected customers and has devoted significant resources and personnel to making their experience a positive one,” said Hinrich J. Woebcken, the chief executive officer of Volkswagen Group of America.

Judge Charles R. Breyer of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California also approved a consent degree between VW and the U.S. Department of Justice. A different consent order with U.S. Federal Trade Commission was also agreed upon. Approximately $2.7 billion will be paid by VW over three years into a trust to remediate NOx (nitrogen oxide) emissions from 2.0-liter turbo diesel cars in the United States. Another $2.0 billion or thereabout will be invested over 10 years in the United States’ zero emissions vehicle infrastructure and in awareness initiatives.

Those interested in having Volkswagen buy back their vehicles should gear up from mid-November onwards. 900 people have been hired to see this settlement program through. Starting from November, a 2.0L TDI settlement specialist will be stationed at each Volkswagen/Audi dealership in the U.S.


 
 
 
 
 

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