Clean Diesel – Diesel Technology

Volkswagen Receives Preliminary Approval of Diesel Settlement

July 26, 2016

Photo courtesy of Volkswagen.
Photo courtesy of Volkswagen.

Volkswagen has been granted preliminary approval of the settlement agreement to owners and lessees of diesel vehicles found to violate clean-air laws. Eligible customers will have the option of selling back their vehicle to Volkswagen, terminating their lease without an early termination penalty, or keeping their vehicle and receiving a free emissions modification.

The latter option is only applicable if the modification ends up being approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB), according to the automaker.

Customers who select any of these options under the settlement will also receive a cash payment from Volkswagen.

The settlement, which was reached June 28, covers the 2.0L TDI engines in approximately 475,000 vehicles, including 460,000 VW vehicles and 15,000 Audi vehicles.

Senior U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer granted the approval of the settlement. It was approved with private plaintiffs represented by the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC) to resolve civil claims.

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.

Comment On This Story

Name:  
Email:  
Comment: (Maximum 10000 characters)  
Leave this field empty:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.

 

FleetFAQ

Fleet Management And Leasing

Merchants Experts will answer your questions and challenges

View All
 

Grants & Subsidies

Alternative Fueling Station Locator

Alternative Fueling Station Locator

Find your closest station or plan a route. Locate biodiesel, electric, ethanol, hydrogen, compressed natural gas (CNG), liquified natural gas (LNG), and propane across America.

Start Your Search