Volkswagen AG announced that
Judge Charles R. Breyer of the United States District Court for the Northern
District of California has granted preliminary approval of the settlement
agreement reached on June 28 with private plaintiffs represented by the
Plaintiffs' Steering Committee (PSC) to resolve civil claims regarding eligible
Volkswagen and Audi 2.0L TDI vehicles in the United States. This was stated in
a press release issued by the company.
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The following 2.0L TDI engine
vehicles are included in the proposed 2.0L TDI settlement programme:
VW Beetle: 2013- 2015
VW Golf: 2009-2015
VW Jetta: 2012-2015
VW Passat: 2010-2013
Audi A3: 2015
Individual class members will
now receive notification of their rights and options under the agreement.
Volkswagen will begin the settlement programme immediately after the Court
grants final approval to the class settlement, which is anticipated in fall
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. More information
about the programme can be found at www.VWCourtSettlement.com.
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