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Air Quality Program

Consumer relief and affected vehicles

In accordance with the settlements, Volkswagen must remove the affected vehicles from roads or repair emissions software on at least 85 percent of the:

  • 2.0 liter vehicles by June 2019.
  • Generation one 3.0 liter vehicles by Nov. 30, 2019.
  • Generation two 3.0 liter vehicles by May 31, 2020.

If VW fails to meet the 85 percent rate, then additional funds must be deposited into the mitigation trust.

VW will also offer owners and lessees:

  • Fair replacement value "buy back" (as of September 17, 2015).
  • No cost termination of their lease.

The Buyback and the Lease Termination recall offers shall be available beginning no later than fifteen days after the effective date of the Consent Decree and shall remain open until at least two years after the effective date. At a minimum of October 2, 2019.

For more information about consumer relief visit the Volkswagen website.


Affected 2.0 vehicles

Affected 3.0 vehicles

Jetta (2009-2015) Volkswagen Touareg (2009-2016)
Jetta Sportwagen (2009-2014) Porsche Cayenne (2013-2016)
Beetle (2013-2015) Audi A6 Quattro (2014-2016)
Beetle Convertible (2013-2015) Audi A7 Quattro (2014-2016)
Audi A3 (2010-2015) Audi A8 (2014-2016)
Golf (2010-2015) Audi A8L (2014-2016)
Golf Sportwagen (2015) Audi Q5 (2014-2016)
Passat (2012-2015) Audi Q7 (2009-2016)


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For questions about the settlement, please email us.

For more information, visit:

Volkswagen partial consent decree
VW/Audi diesel emissions settlement program
VW Clean Air Act partial settlement


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