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VW Diesel Emissions Scandal Settlement

VW/Audi US Diesel Emissions Settlements

Volkswagen Group of America has submitted proposed settlements to resolve legal claims regarding emissions systems of certain Volkswagen and Audi vehicles that have a 2.0-liter TDI engine. The claims were asserted in a case in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in San Francisco.

The claims are being pursued by (i) the U.S. Department of Justice on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency, the California Air Resources Board, and the California Attorney General, (ii) the Federal Trade Commission, and (iii) a class comprised of owners and lessees of 2.0-liter TDI vehicles throughout the United States. The Court has granted preliminary approval of the proposed class action settlement for certain 2.0-liter TDI owners and lessees. A final approval hearing is scheduled for October 18, 2016.

For information about the compensation options available to you, please read the Court-approved notice carefully, and visit There you can enter your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and determine if your vehicle is included. You can also access an Online Claims Portal and get individualized information about what the settlements mean for you. The Online Claims Portal will provide the fastest processing of your claim.