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Volkswagen/Audi 2.0-Litre TDI
Emissions Settlement Program in Canada

Learn more about the Settlement in Canada for certain owned and leased Volkswagen and Audi 2.0-litre TDI vehicles
FAQ
By clicking this button, you will be taken to the website of the court-appointed claims administrator, RicePoint Administration Inc., to complete a contact information form.
By clicking this button, you will be taken to the website of the court-appointed claims administrator, RicePoint Administration Inc., to access the Vehicle Look-Up search.
By clicking this button, you can access CBB’s Vehicle Value Estimator and enter your vehicle identification number (VIN), current odometer mileage and province/territory of vehicle registration to obtain an estimate of your “Vehicle Value” for the Buyback and Trade-In options based on CBB’s used vehicle wholesale values
as of September 18, 2015.

Update: Settlement Approval Hearings on March 22nd and 31st

Please note the latest information for the locations of the Settlement approval hearings:

  • The Superior Court of Québec will hold a Settlement approval hearing in room 17.09, 1 Notre-Dame Street East, Montreal on March 22, 2017. Doors will open at 9:30am and the hearing will start at 10:00am; and
  • The Ontario Superior Court of Justice will hold a Settlement approval hearing on March 31, 2017 in Toronto. The address of the hearing may change from 130 Queen Street West to 361 University Avenue.

Additional updates will be provided closer to the dates of the hearings, including confirmation of the address for the hearing in Toronto and the start time for both hearings. This information will be posted on this website and available by calling the Canadian Settlement Claims Centre at 1-888-670-4773.


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On March 22, the Superior Court of Québec held a hearing for the approval of the nationwide Settlement Agreement in Canada as it applies to resolving consumer claims in Québec related to the 2.0L TDI emissions matter. The Court’s decision is pending in order to consider information from the hearing and prepare its written order.

The second hearing for approval to resolve consumer claims related to the 2.0L TDI emissions matter in the rest of Canada will take place on March 31st before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

Both the Québec and Ontario Courts must issue written orders approving the Settlement Agreement before it can take effect. Updates will be provided as soon as available.

If you wish to make a claim for benefits, you do not need to take any action at this time. If both Courts approve the Settlement Agreement, the period to submit a claim will begin on a date to be announced and additional details will be provided regarding the claims process.

Update: Canadian Black Book® Inc. (CBB) Vehicle Value Estimator

To obtain an estimate of your “Vehicle Value” based on CBB’s used vehicle wholesale values as of September 18, 2015, you can access CBB’s Vehicle Value Estimator here and enter your vehicle identification number (VIN), current odometer mileage and province/territory of vehicle registration.

The Vehicle Value Estimator will be available until the claims process begins to provide an additional point of information to those owners who believe they may be eligible to choose a Buyback or Trade-In under the Settlement (subject to its court approval).

Only VINs for 2.0-Litre Volkswagen and Audi TDI vehicles that were originally sold as new in Canada and not under lease from VW Credit Canada, Inc. as of September 18, 2015 may be searched. The inclusion of your vehicle does not mean that you are eligible for the Settlement or for the Buyback and Trade-In. Please keep in mind that the Vehicle Value Estimator’s valuations are presented as an estimate for informational purposes only and do not constitute a claim or offer for benefits under the Settlement. If you are eligible and submit a claim when the claims process is in place, you will receive your Vehicle Value from the court-appointed Claims Administrator with your offer for a Buyback or Trade-In.

The Vehicle Value you receive from the Claims Administrator may differ from the estimate provided by the Vehicle Value Estimator. This is because of factors such as the mileage of your vehicle at the time of your Buyback or Trade-In offer, which will establish the applicable CBB mileage category for determining your vehicle’s September 18, 2015 wholesale value. The Settlement Agreement should be consulted for full details and will govern in all cases. The Vehicle Value Estimator provides amounts in Canadian dollars.

MY15 2.0L TDI Approved Emissions Modification Update:

An Approved Emissions Modification is now available in Canada for 2.0-Litre TDI Model Year 2015 Audi A3 and Volkswagen Beetle, Golf, Golf Sportwagon, Jetta and Passat vehicles. For more information on the Approved Emissions Modification, please click here. Volkswagen Group continues to work on an emissions modification for model year 2014 and earlier 2.0L TDI vehicles.

About


Volkswagen has reached a Settlement in Canada involving 2.0-litre Volkswagen and Audi TDI vehicles with current owners and certain former owners and lessees (as described below). This Settlement was reached following negotiations between Volkswagen and class action lawyers for the owners and lessees, in consultation with the Commissioner of Competition in Canada. The Courts will approve amounts for legal fees and expenses to the class action lawyers. Those amounts will be paid separately and will not reduce the Settlement benefits.


If the Settlement receives court approval, Volkswagen has agreed to offer in Canada the following benefits to eligible owners and lessees:

  • Cash payments for nearly 105,000 2.0-litre TDI vehicles; and
  • Many owners and lessees of these vehicles will also have choices that may include vehicle buyback, trade-in, early lease termination and, if approved by regulators, emissions modification.

CURRENT OWNERS:
If you purchased your vehicle on or before September 18, 2015 and are the current owner, you may be eligible to choose:

Buyback OR Trade-In of your vehicle AND Cash Payment,

 

 
Approved Emissions Modification. Keep your vehicle AND receive an extended emissions warranty AND Cash Payment. This option is only available if a modification is approved by regulators.

If you purchased your vehicle after September 18, 2015 and are the current owner, you may be eligible to choose:

 
Approved Emissions Modification. Keep your vehicle AND receive an extended emissions warranty AND Cash Payment. This option is only available if a modification is approved by regulators.

 

FORMER OWNERS:
If you owned your vehicle on September 18, 2015 and no longer own the vehicle, you may be eligible for a Cash Payment.


CURRENT LESSEES:
If you were leasing your vehicle from VW Credit Canada, Inc. (also known as Audi Finance and Volkswagen Finance) on September 18, 2015 and you remain in your lease, you may be eligible to choose:

Early Lease Termination AND Cash Payment.

 

Approved Emissions Modification. Keep your vehicle AND receive an extended emissions warranty AND Cash Payment. This option is only available if a modification is approved by regulators.

 

FORMER LESSEES:
If you were leasing your vehicle from VW Credit Canada, Inc. (also known as Audi Finance or Volkswagen Finance) on September 18, 2015 and your lease has since ended, you may be eligible for a Cash Payment. In the event that you buy out your leased vehicle at lease-end, you may be eligible to choose:

 
Approved Emissions Modification. Keep your vehicle AND receive an extended emissions warranty AND Cash Payment . This option is only available if a modification is approved by regulators.

 

The Settlement must be approved by Courts in Ontario and Québec to become effective. Hearings to consider whether to approve the Settlement will take place around the end of March 2017. The dates, times and locations of these hearings will be posted once confirmed by the Courts.

If the Settlement is approved, additional details will be provided regarding when claims can be submitted.

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Opting Out and Objections

If you do not want to participate in the Settlement, you have the right to exclude yourself by opting out. If you opt out, you will not be eligible to receive any benefits under the Settlement and you will not be able to object to the Settlement, but you will keep any right you have to separately sue Volkswagen at your own cost.

For more information about opting out of the Settlement, please refer to the FAQ.

To opt out of the Settlement, you may download and complete the Opt-Out Form below or, in the alternative, provide the required information in a personally signed document. In all cases, your opt-out request and required information must be received by the Opt-Out Administrator by no later than March 4, 2017.

The opt-out period ended on March 4, 2017.

Objecting to the Settlement

If you do not like the terms of the Settlement, you have the right to submit a written objection explaining your views to the Courts. Objecting does not disqualify you from making a claim nor does it make you ineligible to receive benefits under the Settlement if it is approved by the Courts.

For more information about objecting to the Settlement, please refer to the FAQ.

To submit an objection to the Settlement, you may download and complete the Objection Form below or, in the alternative, provide the required information in a personally signed document. In all cases, your written objection must be received by the Objection Administrator by no later than March 4, 2017.

The objection period ended on March 4, 2017.

Frequently Asked Questions

 Timeline

December 19

Pre-Approval court hearings

January 4

Start date for publishing and sending court-approved notices summarizing the Settlement to settlement class members

March 4

Opt-out and objection deadline

March 22

Settlement approval court hearing (Québec)

March 31

Settlement approval court hearing (Ontario)

TBD

Anticipated roll out of Settlement program (pending approval by the Courts)