Volkswagen Offers Settlement Terms for Car Owners Defrauded in Virginia

Volkswagen AG (VW) has agreed to pay up to $14.7 billion to settle claims resulting from its diesel emissions cheating scandal. Under the terms of the settlement, VW allocated a maximum of $10.03 billion to buy back vehicles included in the recall and also provide cash compensation to the affected owners. The cash compensation offered to each car owner will range from $5,100 to $10,000. Both the buyback price and the amount of the additional compensation will depend on the cars’ value prior to the revelation that Volkswagen intentionally cheated on emissions quality tests.[1]

In the U.S. alone, approximately 475,000 VW vehicles are affected. These models include:

  • 2009–2015 Jetta TDI
  • 2009–2014 Jetta SportWagen TDI
  • 2012–2015 Beetle TDI
  • 2012–2015 Beetle Convertible TDI
  • 2010–2015 Audi A3 TDI
  • 2010–2015 Golf TDI
  • 2015 Golf SportWagen TDI
  • 2012–2015 Passat TDI

Details on Volkswagen’s Emission Test Fraud

Volkswagen promoted its “clean diesel” technology as a way to capitalize on the fuel efficiency and power of diesel, while also keeping emissions within or below legal limits. Customers intentionally paid a premium for these diesel models compared to VW’s gasoline-powered models.

These cars are safe and legal to drive. Owners can get more information by sending an email to complianceinfo@epa.gov.

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Allen & Allen is currently representing vehicle owners and dealers defrauded by Volkswagen. If you or a family member owns one of the recalled vehicles, contact the attorneys at Allen & Allen en línea or by calling 1-866-388-1307.

Sobre el Autor: Jason Konvicka es socio y abogado litigante de Allen & Allen en Richmond, Virginia. Durante sus más de 20 años de carrera, ha logrado numerosos veredictos de jurados sin precedentes y acuerdos sustanciales en nombre de sus clientes. Su práctica se centra en negligencia médica, accidentes de bus y Responsabilidad del producto Casos de lesiones personales. Fuera de la sala del tribunal, Jason está involucrado con la Asociación de Abogados Litigantes de Virginia y actualmente forma parte de su Junta de Gobernadores como Vicepresidente.


[1] http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/28/business/volkswagen-settlement-diesel-scandal.html