Final claims deadline approaches for Volkswagen (VW) settlement

Tuesday, July 03, 2018


The Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” litigation settlement of more than $15 billion, announced in June 2016, is quickly approaching the deadline for 2.0-liter diesel owners and lessees to file claims and receive their benefits. This will ensure that these vehicles either are removed from the road or receive an approved emissions modification.

According to the latest report from the court-appointed claims supervisor, Volkswagen has met its obligation to remove from sale or modify at least 85 percent of the 2.0-liter vehicles, both federally and in the state of California, or risk additional penalties. However, about 15 percent of these vehicles have not been repaired or removed from the market—and the final deadline for owners and lessees to file their claims is fast approaching. The following notice with detailed information was recently sent to eligible 2.0-liter vehicle owners and lessees: (PDF download).

We need to remove any remaining vehicles from the road in order to benefit the environment and consumers. Please widely share these important and final upcoming deadlines for VW 2.0-liter owners and lessees so they can receive their benefits, which include the option of buybacks, lease terminations or emissions modifications, as well as additional cash payments. For example, most owners who purchased a 2.0-liter vehicle before Sept. 18, 2015, will be eligible for a cash payment ranging from $5,100 to approximately $10,000 per vehicle, which will be in addition to receiving an approved emissions modification or the vehicle’s buyback value.

Please be aware of these important dates:

  • Sept. 1, 2018 (preferred by Aug. 1, 2018*)2.0-liter settlement claims deadline. Class members with 2.0-liter vehicles must submit a complete and accurate claim, including all required documents, by Sept. 1, 2018. Class members who fail to submit a completed claim with all required documentation by the Sept. 1 deadline will be considered untimely and ineligible for settlement benefits. *To ensure that there is enough time for class members to correct their claim and cure any potential document deficiencies, class members should submit their completed claim and supporting documents by Aug. 1, 2018.
  • Dec. 1, 2018Signed offer letter submission. Offer letters from Volkswagen should be signed and submitted back to the company no later than Dec. 1, 2018, to ensure they can be reviewed and approved in time for the class member to complete their chosen remedy before the end of the settlement program on Dec. 30, 2018.
  • Dec. 30, 2018Deadline to complete buyback, early lease termination or approved emissions modification. Any remedy selected by a class member must be completed by Dec. 30, 2018. If class members wait until the last days of the Settlement Program to schedule their closing appointment, lack the required paperwork, or are unable to find an available appointment due to delay in scheduling their closing appointment, they may not be eligible to receive benefits from the settlement.

All class members of the Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation can visit or call 844-98CLAIM (844-982-5246) to access the online claims portal and submit a claim.




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