$2.1B Settlement Reached in Canadian VW Defeat Device Class Action Lawsuit

This is a settlement for the Volkswagen Faces Canadian Class Action Over Fraudulent Defect Devices lawsuit.


Toronto, CA: A $2.1 billion settlement has been reached in the Canadian class action pending against Volkswagen AG over the so-called Volkswagen and Audi defeat devices that temporarily reduced vehicle emissions enabling the diesel engines to pass regulatory emissions tests.

Additionally, the settlement terms stipulate that Canadian owners of diesel-equipped vehicles made by Volkswagen AG will be able to sell their cars back to the auto maker.

The settlement will cover approximately 105,000 Canadians who bought Volkswagen or Audi vehicles equipped with 2.0-litre diesel engines between 2009 and 2015. Each class member will receive $5,100 to $8,000 in compensation. Class members who decide to sell their vehicles back to Volkswagen Canada will receive a payment in addition to the value of their car.

The settlement is expected to receive final approval from Ontario Superior Court and the Superior Court of Quebec pen in March, 2017, after which class members will receive payouts.

The settlement is valued at $2.1-billion if all eligible owners apply and receive the full amount they are entitled to and all eligible vehicles are traded in. It will be among the largest amounts paid out in a class-action suit in Canada.

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Gerald smith
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I am a owner of the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta and by Vin it is one of the affected vehicles I would like to file a claim

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Ben Dixon
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This is beneficial because the Volkswagen and Audi defeat devices are enabling the desiel in these vehicles.

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