The Car and Truck Fleet and Leasing Management Magazine

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.

Twitter Facebook Google+


Please note that comments may be moderated. 
Leave this field empty:

Fleet Incentives

Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.

Sponsored by

Founded in 1954, the Car and Truck Renting and Leasing Association (CATRALA) had as its credit "To promote sound public policy with respect to the leasing and renting of motor vehicles without drivers."

Read more

Alternative Fuel Locator

Use the Alternative Fuel Locator to find stations near you.

Launch Alternative Fuel Locator

Up Next

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher