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FTC Supports VW Consumer Settlement

FTC Files Statement in Support of 3.0 Liter “Clean Diesel” VW Settlement

On February 1, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission filed a Statement in support of the 3.0 Liter “Clean Diesel” Volkswagen, Porsche and Audi consumer settlements with Judge Charles Breyer of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. “As part of its effort to protect American consumers,” the Commission voted unanimously to approve the proposed FTC Order, which resolves its claims concerning 3.0-liter vehicles with “Clean Diesel” TDI engines in which Volkswagen employed defeat devices to cheat on emissions tests and deceived consumers through its extensive and brazenly false “Clean Diesel” marketing campaign.

The Statement further noted that along with the Plaintiffs Steering Committee’s companion settlement, this joint consumer resolution fully compensates “Clean Diesel” owners through a comprehensive package of monetary relief and other consumer-friendly provisions.

As Exhibit A to the Statement, the Commission also filed a detailed range table of approximate possible payments for eligible owners, lessees, and former eligible owners of the affected vehicles. The document shows combined payments reflecting both the VW and Bosch settlements, and are useful for delineating the range of compensation available to consumers if they elect to take advantage of both settlements.

To determine exact compensation and to calculate any mileage adjustment, eligible consumers should visit VWCourtSettlement.com.

Learn more about Lieff Cabraser’s work on behalf of consumers in the VW “Clean Diesel” emissions litigation.