Update: Reduced Emissions Modification Available for Generation 1.1 Vehicles
An emissions modification has been approved for model year 2009 – 2010 Volkswagen Touareg and Audi Q7 3.0-litre TDI vehicles. This Reduced Emissions Modification will bring the vehicles into compliance with U.S. EPA-approved emissions limits. The emissions modification can now be received free of charge from an authorized Volkswagen/Audi dealer in Canada, together with an extended emissions warranty. However, proceeding with the recall for this emissions modification will eliminate any rights that you may have to choose a Buyback, Trade-In or Early Lease Termination under the 3.0L Settlement. Please visit the “Check my Eligibility” section of this website to learn more about the other options that may be available to you. The emissions modification will take approximately two hours to complete. If you come in for the modification, Volkswagen/Audi will provide you with a loaner vehicle at zero cost to you. More information on this modification available in the Class Update available here.
A Settlement has been reached in Canada with current and certain former owners and lessees of 3.0L Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche diesel vehicles. This 3.0L Settlement was reached by Volkswagen following negotiations with class action lawyers for these owners and lessees, and in consultation with the Commissioner of Competition in Canada. The Courts have approved the 3.0L Settlement and the settlement claims program to distribute settlement benefits commenced on May 8, 2018.
Through the 3.0L Settlement, Volkswagen has agreed to offer the following benefits to eligible owners and lessees of approximately 20,000 affected 3.0L diesel vehicles:
The Courts will approve amounts for legal fees and expenses to the class action lawyers at a later date. Those amounts were not discussed or negotiated by the parties at any time before the terms of the 3.0L Settlement were established. These amounts will be paid separately and will not reduce the 3.0L Settlement benefits available to eligible owners and lessees.
Only Eligible Vehicles are included in the 3.0L Settlement.
There are two different types (called “Generations”) of affected 3.0L diesel vehicles. Eligible Vehicles are divided into Generation One (model years 2009-2012) and Generation Two (model years 2013-2016) vehicles. The benefits available under the 3.0L Settlement depend upon whether an Eligible Vehicle is a Generation One or Generation Two vehicle.
If your vehicle meets the following criteria, it may be considered an Eligible Vehicle:
|GENERATION ONE||GENERATION TWO|
|Diesel Model||Model Years||Diesel Model||Model Years|
|VW Touareg||2009-2012||VW Touareg||2013-2016|
|Audi Q7||2009-2012||Audi Q5||2014-2016|
|Audi A8, A8L||2014-2016|
You can enter your Vehicle Identification Number, also known as a VIN, in the Vehicle Look-Up section of this website to determine if your vehicle is included in the 3.0L Settlement. Additional eligibility requirements apply in order for you to participate in the 3.0L Settlement.
Generation One vehicles cannot practically be brought into compliance with the emissions standards to which they were originally certified. If approved by the U.S. EPA, a modification will become available by recall in Canada to reduce the emissions of Generation One vehicles (called the “Reduced Emissions Modification”).
Under the 3.0L Settlement, eligible owners and lessees of Generation One vehicles may claim:
A repair has been approved by the U.S. EPA to bring all Generation Two vehicles into compliance with the emissions standards to which they were originally certified (called the “Emissions Compliant Repair”). The Emissions Compliant Repair has been made available by recall in Canada.
Under the 3.0L Settlement, eligible owners and lessees of Generation Two vehicles may claim:
Cash payments will be available to eligible owners and lessees in possession of their Generation Two vehicle who receive the recall for the Emissions Compliant Repair. The recalls for the Emissions Compliant Repair for each Generation Two vehicle have launched in Canada.
If you are an owner or lessee in possession of your Generation Two vehicle, you may receive the Emissions Compliant Repair for your vehicle before submitting a claim, without losing any right to a cash payment under the 3.0L Settlement.
The recall for the Emissions Compliant Repair can be obtained at authorized dealerships located in Canada except that, if your vehicle is registered in the U.S., you can receive the recall at an authorized dealership located in the U.S.
More information is available in the Emissions Compliant Repair section of this website.
Courts grant Pre-Approval Orders certifying/authorizing class actions, approving notice and setting dates and procedures for 3.0L Settlement approval court hearings
Official publication date for the court-approved notices summarizing the 3.0L Settlement and start date for sending the court-approved notices to potential Settlement Class Members
Opt-Out and Objection Deadlines
3.0L Settlement approval court hearing (Québec)
3.0L Settlement approval court hearing (Ontario)
3.0L Settlement Claims Program begins
Claims Submission Deadline
Claims Period Deadline