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Volkswagen and Consumer Class Confirm Agreement in Canada
Involving 3.0L Diesel Vehicles – January 12, 2018
Volkswagen and Canadian class counsel today confirmed their agreement to resolve consumer claims in Canada for owners and lessees of approximately 20,000 affected 3.0L diesel vehicles, subject to court approval. The full agreement and summaries of its terms are available as of today at www.VWCanadaSettlement.ca

The proposed settlement includes:

• Cash payments for owners and lessees in possession of their 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 that will bring their vehicle into full compliance with originally certified emissions standards, as well as an extended emissions warranty.
• Cash payments for owners and lessees in possession of their model year 2009-2012 Volkswagen and Audi 3.0L diesel vehicles (so-called Generation One vehicles), as well as additional options that include buyback, trade-in, early lease termination without penalty or, if approved by the U.S. EPA and available by recall in Canada, a modification to reduce emissions.
• Cash payments for certain owners and lessees who no longer own or lease their Generation One or Generation Two 3.0L diesel vehicle.

The proposed nationwide 3.0L settlement is subject to approval by both the Ontario and Québec courts. Approval hearings will take place in April 2018 before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Toronto and the Superior Court of Québec in Montreal. Owners and lessees of 3.0L diesel vehicles wishing to make a claim for benefits do not need to take any action at this time. The period to submit a claim will not begin until after the proposed settlement receives approval by the Courts.

However, owners and lessees in possession of a Generation Two vehicle do not need to wait to receive the emissions repair that has already been approved by the U.S. EPA. Notice is being provided when recalls for those repairs launch in Canada and are available at authorized Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche dealerships. Owners and lessees who choose to receive this emissions repair before the 3.0L claims program begins will not lose any right to an eligible cash payment under the proposed settlement.

More detailed information about the options available to Settlement Class Members is available at: www.VWCanadaSettlement.ca
Volkswagen and Consumer Class Reach Agreement in Principle in Canada
Involving 3.0L Diesel Vehicles – December 21, 2017
Volkswagen and Canadian class counsel announced today that they have reached a nationwide agreement in principle on the benefits that will be available in Canada for owners and lessees of approximately 20,000 affected 3.0L diesel vehicles:

• Cash payments for owners and lessees in possession of their 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 that will bring their vehicle into full compliance with originally certified emissions standards.
• Cash payments for owners and lessees in possession of their model year 2009-2012 Volkswagen and Audi 3.0L diesel vehicles (so-called Generation One vehicles), as well as additional options that include buyback, trade-in, early lease termination or a modification to reduce emissions, if such modification is approved by U.S. regulators.
• Cash payments for certain owners and lessees who no longer own or lease their Generation One or Generation Two 3.0L diesel vehicle.

The parties are working to finalize a proposed settlement agreement that will be submitted to the courts in both Ontario and Québec for their pre-approval in the coming weeks. Owners and lessees of 3.0L diesel vehicles wishing to make a claim for benefits do not need to take any action at this time.

Today’s announcement coincides with news that U.S. regulators have now approved an emissions repair for all Generation Two vehicles. The recall for this repair is launching today at authorized dealerships in Canada for the Volkswagen Touareg (model years 2013-2016), Audi Q7 (model years 2013-2015) and Porsche Cayenne (model years 2013-2016) 3.0L diesel vehicles, and affected owners and lessees are being notified by mail. Additional notice will be provided when the recall launches in Canada for the Audi A6, A7, A8, A8L and Q5 (model years 2014-2016).

Owners and lessees with Generation Two vehicles may receive the emissions repair recall for their vehicle as soon as it launches in Canada without losing any right to a cash payment under the proposed settlement.
Canadian 2.0L TDI Settlement Update – May 1, 2017 Canadian settlement class members and U.S. customers with eligible Volkswagen and Audi 2.0L TDI vehicles originally sold or leased in Canada may now submit claims for benefits under the 2.0L TDI Settlement Program in Canada. Claims can be submitted via the online Claims Portal or paper claim form available at www.VWCanadaSettlement.ca. The paper claim form can also be obtained by calling the Canadian Settlement Claims Centre at 1-888-670-4773.

As their claims are approved, claimants will, where applicable, be able to schedule appointments with their preferred Volkswagen or Audi dealership in Canada to complete their settlement transactions.

Claimants will have until September 1, 2018 to submit a claim.
3.0L V6 TDI U.S. Court Filings – February 14, 2017 On December 20, in U.S. District Court, Volkswagen announced it has reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice and environmental regulators regarding affected 3.0L V6 TDI vehicles in the United States.

The agreement, in the form of a proposed Consent Decree, is subject to U.S. Court approval and applies to the U.S. market only. The proposed terms include:

• A recall of affected 2013-2016 Model Year Volkswagen and Audi 3.0L V6 TDI vehicles with Generation 2 engines to bring them into compliance with the U.S. emissions standards to which they were certified, if appropriate modifications are approved by U.S. environmental regulators. If Volkswagen Group is unable to meet this requirement, it will offer to buy back or terminate the leases of these vehicles and may also seek approval by U.S. environmental regulators to offer customers a modification to substantially reduce their nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions.
• A buyback or lease termination of affected 2009-2012 Model Year Volkswagen and Audi 3.0L V6 TDI vehicles with Generation 1 engines or, if approved by U.S. environmental regulators, modification to substantially reduce the vehicles’ nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions so as to allow eligible owners and lessees to keep them.

On February 1, 2017, Volkswagen Group reached proposed settlements with the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee and the Federal Trade Commission regarding 3.0L V6 TDI vehicles in the United States, including a proposed class settlement with U.S. consumers.
The class settlement has been submitted to the U.S. federal court for preliminary approval. Judge Charles Breyer has scheduled a preliminary approval hearing for February 14, 2017.
These filings concern the U.S. court proceedings and the U.S. market. In Canada, consumer class proceedings are underway regarding affected 3.0L V6 TDI vehicles. Updates will be provided as they become available.

On February 14, in U.S. District Court, Judge Charles Breyer granted preliminary approval of the consumer class settlement reached on February 1 regarding 3.0L V6 TDI vehicles in the United States. The proposed settlement is subject to final approval by the U.S. District Court, which is anticipated as early as May 2017, and applies to the U.S. market only.

If you wish to learn more about the proposed settlement, please visit the dedicated U.S. settlement website: www.VWCourtSettlement.com
To visit the proposed Canadian settlement you can visit: www.VWCanadaSettlement.ca
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