Owners of US diesel cars affected by emissions scandal will receive two forms of compensation
10 November 2015

Volkswagen’s American arm has put in place a scheme to compensate owners of cars affected by the ongoing emissions scandal.

Two forms of compensation will be offered under the scheme: a prepaid credit card, and a prepaid card of the same value, which is limited to being spent at Volkswagen service centres. Described as a goodwill gesture, the cards are being offered to owners of 2.0-litre diesel-engined cars built between 2009 and 2015.

Volkswagen has denied that the scheme will be rolled out to UK and EU owners, as the recall process to be put in place in the US will be a much more lengthy process. NOx emissions standards are stricter in America than the EU, so the recall of US Volkswagen cars will require more comprehensive alterations to the software and mechanicals of their vehicles.

In addition, there are far fewer diesel cars in the US, and pioneering diesel owners are vital to Volkswagen as the largest diesel manufacturer in America. British customers’ vehicles will be subject to what Volkswagen hopes will be a far quicker recall. Affected owners have already been notified of the necessary steps.

The British government has not made the recall mandatory, however, and owners of affected VW Group cars can choose whether to send their vehicles in for the recall or not. 

Jimi Beckwith

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10 November 2015
I read it was to be about $1100.

Peter Cavellini.

10 November 2015
Peter Cavellini wrote:

I read it was to be about $1100.

That's quite alot, if that was the case I'd expect 6 year old Audi's to go up in price. I wouldn't mind £700 compensation for no real loss, sounds a pretty good deal. Where did you read it???

 

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10 November 2015
Try BBC: www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-34763777

11 November 2015
Adrian987 wrote:

Try BBC: www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-34763777

Thanks for that. In the Guardian it said UPTO $1000 so did the New York Times, in Business news it said $500 plus a voucher. Looks like the press are keeping the story going in the usual way. I'd be very surprized if the BBC's flat $1000 is right

 

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10 November 2015
"We don't give a damn about customers in Europe, but we're sh*t-scared by US litigation"

10 November 2015
Well, America is busy shooting itself, in the foot, investigating Exxon Mobil, over climate change. And there's no more Oil. Ha Ha.

www.KOOOLcr.com

 

10 November 2015
YES THAT IS THE FIGURE THAT MY GOLF 1.6 DIESEL WILL USE IN FUEL OVER AND ABOVE THE OFFICIAL FUEL CONSUMPTION OF 64.2 MPG IT ACHIEVES A CRAP 43MPG WITH SOME RESTRAINT.BASED ON 10000 MILES PER ANNUM FOR 6 YEARS.wOULD NOT TOUCH ANOTHER VW AUDI PRODUCT WITH A BARGEPOLE, AFTER ALL THIS DOWNRIGHT DECEIPT AND FRAUD.

11 November 2015
Has something changed? In November 2014 you said it was supposed to do 70mpg but only delivers 42:

Ski Kid wrote:

...my wife has the latest golf supposed to get 70mpg and averages 42mpg being carefull on decent 10 mile trips is the same on 200 mile trips ie crap.

In fairness, though, 43 does not sound good. It looks as though my journey patterns are not dissimilar, and my 2.0 has given just over 51 over 22k. Way off the official figures, but then I had no illusions when I bought it.

10 November 2015
Ski Kid, you must be having a laugh if you believe official MPG figures, so very similar to ....

PPI - idiots signed up & of course compensated later

Endowment Mortgage - idiots believed the claims & of course compensated for their stupidity.

Me - I believe nothing unless backed up by real facts, what compensation have I received - NONE. Perhaps it's time for a campaign to compensate those not daft enough to fall for any of this sales bullshit. I am sure there will be lots of like minded autocar readers in the queue with me.

Curly

11 November 2015
I'd be happy with free money as a couple of mpg down (if the mpg figures were affected at all that is) on the comparasion chart wouldn't have swayed my decision to buy a certain car.

 

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