- 2013-2015 VW Beetle
- 2010-2015 VW Golf
- 2009-2015 VW Jetta
- 2012-2015 VW Passat
- 2010-2013 and 2015 Audi A3
For now, there is still no fix in place to make these vehicles any cleaner. VW says that, "affected owners and lessees will be able to choose whether to accept a buyback or lease termination, or receive an approved emissions modification for their vehicle (if and when it becomes available)." But, of course, we've heard that there might not ever be a fix. VW has already said that it may never sell diesels in the US ever again. The deadline for an owner to decide if they want the money or the fix is September 2018, and even though many have already agreed to settle, we've got two more years until we really know how things settle down. And that doesn't even get to the 3.0-liter vehicles, which are not covered by this agreement. The next status conference for those vehicles is set for November 3, 2016.
No matter which option owners choose, they will also get a cash payment. How much is determined by a formula that will calculate out to between, $5,100 and $10,000 for each owner.
Another part of the settlement includes VW paying $2.7 billion for an environmental trust that will be managed by a trustee and $2 billion over 10 years in zero emissions vehicle infrastructure. Nissan had some suggestions about that here. For more details on the settlement, read our VW diesel settlement FAQ or this in-depth Q&A with the lead counsel of the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee.