Audi A3 2.0L TDI Information
Please visit www.VWCanadaSettlement.ca for more detailed information about the proposed settlement in Canada, including the settlement agreement in full and Court-approved notices summarizing its terms.
Corporate Statement issued by Volkswagen Group of Canada On January 6, Volkswagen Group received approval from U.S. regulators, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), for a two-phase emissions modification for model year 2015 Audi 2.0L TDI vehicles with Generation 3 engines. Receiving this approval is an important step forward on our path to making things right.
These vehicles require a first part software and second part hardware emissions modification. This modification has been approved for customer vehicles that are on the road.
In keeping with the standard recall practice in Canada, the emissions modification approved by the EPA will be offered at no charge to Canadian customers with eligible vehicles. Customers will be contacted when there are details concerning the availability of the modification and do not need to take any action at this time.
Volkswagen Group continues to work with U.S. regulators to develop approved emissions modifications for other 2.0L and affected 3.0L V6 TDI vehicles as quickly as possible.
Audi 3.0L V6 TDI Information
On December 20, in U.S. District Court, Volkswagen announced it has reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice and environmental regulators regarding affected 3.0L V6 TDI vehicles in the United States.
The agreement, in the form of a proposed Consent Decree, is subject to U.S. Court approval and applies to the U.S. market only. The proposed terms include:
• A recall of affected 2013-2016 Model Year Volkswagen and Audi 3.0L V6 TDI vehicles with Generation 2 engines to bring them into compliance with the U.S. emissions standards to which they were certified, if appropriate modifications are approved by U.S. environmental regulators. If Volkswagen Group is unable to meet this requirement, it will offer to buy back or terminate the leases of these vehicles and may also seek approval by U.S. environmental regulators to offer customers a modification to substantially reduce their nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions.
• A buyback or lease termination of affected 2009-2012 Model Year Volkswagen and Audi 3.0L V6 TDI vehicles with Generation 1 engines or, if approved by U.S. environmental regulators, modification to substantially reduce the vehicles’ nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions so as to allow eligible owners and lessees to keep them.
On February 1, 2017, Volkswagen Group reached proposed settlements with the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee and the Federal Trade Commission regarding 3.0L V6 TDI vehicles in the United States, including a proposed class settlement with U.S. consumers.
The class settlement has been submitted to the U.S. federal court for preliminary approval. Judge Charles Breyer has scheduled a preliminary approval hearing for February 14, 2017.
These filings concern the U.S. court proceedings and the U.S. market. In Canada, consumer class proceedings are underway regarding affected 3.0L V6 TDI vehicles. Updates will be provided as they become available.
We appreciate the ongoing patience and loyalty of our Canadian Audi customers, employees and dealers, and we will provide more details as additional information is released.Feel free to reach out to your Audi Brand Advisor at Audi St. Catharines if you have any questions or concerns at 905-688-3337 or 1-866-688-5230
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