Canadian Courts Approve Nationwide Class Settlement for 3.0L Diesel Vehicles – April 25, 2018
Volkswagen and Canadian class counsel announced today that the Québec and Ontario Courts have granted approval of the nationwide class settlement to resolve consumer claims in Canada regarding approximately 20,000 affected 3.0L diesel vehicles. The full agreement and summaries of its terms are available as of today at www.VWCanadaSettlement.ca.
The approved 3.0L settlement includes:
• Cash payments to approximately 15,000 owners and lessees of model year 2013-2016 Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche 3.0L diesel vehicles (so-called Generation Two vehicles) who receive the recall for an emissions repair to bring their vehicle into full compliance with originally certified emissions standards, as well as an extended emissions warranty.
• Cash payments to approximately 5,000 owners and lessees of model year 2009-2012 Volkswagen and Audi 3.0L diesel vehicles (so-called Generation One vehicles).
• Eligible owners and lessees of Generation One vehicles can choose to sell their vehicle to Volkswagen (the buyback option) or terminate their lease without penalty, or, if a modification to reduce emissions is approved by the U.S. EPA and available by recall in Canada, choose to keep their vehicle and have it modified at no charge and receive an extended emissions warranty.
• Eligible owners can also choose to trade in their Generation One vehicle and receive a trade-in credit towards the purchase of a new or used Volkswagen or Audi vehicle from a Volkswagen or Audi dealership in Canada.
We will begin the 3.0L program on May 8, 2018, at which point Canadian Settlement Class Members and U.S. customers with affected 3.0L diesel vehicles that were first sold or leased in Canada may submit claims for benefits under the settlement by way of an online portal or paper claim form, both of which are available at www.VWCanadaSettlement.ca.
As their claims are approved, claimants will, where applicable, be able to schedule appointments with their preferred Volkswagen, Audi or Porsche dealership in Canada or, in some cases, in the U.S., to complete their settlement transactions.