Volkswagen Reaches Settlement with Government and Private Cases for Touareg TDI, Q7, Cayenne 3.0L V6 Diesel Emissions [News]

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VW Touareg 3.0L V6 TDI

Volkswagen AG reaches a settlement with the U.S. government and private plaintiffs on the matter of the 3.0L V6 TDI emissions court case. This case includes the following vehicles: VW Touareg TDI, Audi A6, A7, A8, A8L, Q7 TDI, and the Porsche Cayenne Diesel. Here is the table of affected vehicles.

The solution includes a couple of option. Affected customers can choose to repair vehicle vehicle and bring them to emissions compliance or select a buy-back or trade-in program. Here is the statement:

Under the 3.0L TDI settlement program, Volkswagen has agreed, among other terms, to provide cash payments to all eligible members of the class, and take the following specific actions:

  • Recall and repair, free of charge to the customer, approximately 58,000 affected 2013-2016 Model Year Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche 3.0L TDI V6 vehicles (so-called Generation 2 vehicles) to bring them into compliance with the emissions standards to which they were originally certified, if an appropriate Emissions Compliant Repair is approved by U.S. regulators.
  • Buy back or offer trade-in credit of equal value for, or terminate the leases of, approximately 20,000 eligible 2009-2012 Model Year Volkswagen and Audi 3.0L TDI V6 vehicles (so-called Generation 1 vehicles) or, if approved by U.S. regulators, modify the vehicles to substantially reduce their nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions so as to allow eligible owners and lessees to keep them.

Generation 1 Vehicles

Model Model Years
Volkswagen Touareg 2009-2012
Audi Q7 2009-2012

Generation 2 Vehicles

Model Model Years
Volkswagen Touareg 2013-2016
Audi Q7 2013-2015
Audi A6, A7, A8, A8L, Q5 2014-2016
Porsche Cayenne Diesel 2013-2016

Check out the complete Press Release for all the details.

Here is our off-road review of the 2014 VW Touareg TDI.