German auto electronics supplier Robert Bosch has agreed to a $327.5 million settlement for Volkswagen owners and the United States Federal Trade Commission over claims the company helped develop secret software for Volkswagen that was used to cheat on U.S. standard emissions tests and violate the Clean Air Act.
Under the settlement, owners of affected vehicles with two-liter engines in the U.S. will receive $350 in compensation per vehicle, and owners of affected vehicles with three-liter engines will receive $1,500.
As reported by the New York Times, “When Volkswagen first decided to cheat in 2006, it did not have the expertise to write the software and depended on Bosch, which supplied the engine computer.”
The German auto manufacturer has now reached a settlement of $1.2 billion to compensate owners of Audi, Porsche and Volkswagen automobiles equipped with three-liter diesel engines in the United States.
“Even without that extra sum, the total cost to Volkswagen of settlements and fines in the United States will be more than $20 billion,” the Times reports.
Lieff Cabraser Volkswagen, Porsche, Audi Emissions Fraud Attorneys
Lieff Cabraser represents Volkswagen (and VW-owned Porsche and Audi) owners in class action lawsuits filed in federal courts in numerous states over the 2015 VW emissions fraud scandal. The case is In Re: Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2672, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California (San Francisco).
For information about the compensation options available to you, please read the Court-approved notice carefully, and visit https://www.vwcourtsettlement.com/en/. 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.