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September 29, 2016

Answering Your Questions About the Volkswagen TDI Settlement

VW-turbodiesel-logoWhat are my options?

If you own a TDI Volkswagen or Audi car, we want to help you understand your options about the proposed settlement. 

Here, we answer some of your most frequently asked questions.

Is my TDI vehicle eligible?

According to the Official Information Website  about the settlement, current and former owners or lessees of the following 2.0-liter TDI vehicles can participate in the settlement:

  • Volkswagen Beetle, Beetle Convertible, 2013 – 2015
  • Volkswagen Golf, 2010 – 2015
  • Volkswagen Golf SportWagen, 2015
  • Volkswagen Jetta, 2009 – 2015
  • Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, 2009 – 2014
  • Volkswagen Passat, 2012 – 2015
  • Audi A3, 2010 – 2013; 2015

Source: https://www.vwcourtsettlement.com/en/

What are my options?

According to the Official Information website about the settlement, if the settlement receives final approval by the court, your options will include the following:

  1. Participate in the Buyback
    Volkswagen will buy back your TDI car or terminate your lease early. You’ll also get an additional cash payment ranging from $5,100 to $10,000.
  1. Modify My Car
    Volkswagen will modify your affected car to improve emissions at no cost to you. You’ll also get a cash payment ranging from $5,100 to $10,000.

Source:  https://www.vwcourtsettlement.com/en/

How much will I get paid for my car?

We found these helpful links online, which may help you estimate the total buyback compensation you may be eligible to receive if the settlement receives final approval from the court.

FTC Payout Chart for Owners

FTC Payout Chart for Lessees

How do I file a claim?

Visit vwcourtsettlement.com, submit your claim by September 1, 2018 and  choose the buyback or modification option. Buybacks will be scheduled in the  order they are reviewed and approved, so get your claim in quickly.

For more help filing your claim, check out our three step guide.

What car should I get as a replacement?

Check out some of the most popular vehicles for TDI owners here.


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