Settlement Reach For VW 2.0L Engines
Volkswagen and the Federal Government have come to an agreement of compensation regarding certain diesel cars that were programmed to pass government emissions test despite emitting over 40 times the legal limit of pollutants. Volkswagen will pay up to $15 billion in consumer compensation with approximately $10 billion going to owners who can have their vehicles repaired or bought back. The models included are the 2009-2015 Jetta and Audi A3, the 2010-2015 Golf, and the 2012-2015 Beetle and Passat, equipped with two-liter engines.
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California Rejects VW Emissions Recall Plan For 3.0L Engines
There are still 85,000 3.0-litre SUVs and limousines from Audi, Porsche, and VW that are not included in the agreement. A buyback of cars with 3.0-liter engines would mean repurchasing luxury vehicles such as Audi’s A8 sedan and Q7 sports utility vehicle, as well as Porsche Cayenne SUVs. The automaker said last month that a fix for those premium cars was near but, the California Air Resources Board has rejected VW’s recall plan affecting certain V6 diesel vehicles, calling the proposal incomplete and deficient. A buy-back deal for the more expensive vehicles could add billions to the cost of Volkswagen’s US scandal.
The US District Judge Charles Breyer, who supervises the US Dieselgate, did not impose a deadline for a fix of the larger diesels, but he set a hearing for August 25 to get an update from the company and US regulators.