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Offbeat VW to give up to $1,000 to owners of polluting diesels in Vermont, Arizona

19:30  13 june  2018
19:30  13 june  2018 Source:

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To get the gift cards and vouchers in the U.S., owners will not be required to sign anything giving up their right to sue Volkswagen or forcing them into The scandal expanded last week, when the EPA accused VW of cheating with different software on larger six-cylinder diesels in about 10, 000 vehicles.

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Volkswagen is paying owners of polluting diesel-powered vehicles up to $1,000 in additional payments to settle state lawsuits in Vermont, the state's attorney general said on Wednesday.

VW agreed to a $6.5 million settlement with Vermont to resolve allegations of false advertising claims. Under the settlement, VW agreed to pay owners in the state up to $1,000 each for vehicles covered under the settlement.

Vermont and Arizona, which settled similar claims last month, are the only two states in which consumers will receive restitution payments as a result of a state enforcement action. Under court settlements, VW owners previously received between $5,100 and $17,000 in compensation for having polluting vehicles fixed or selling them back to the automaker.

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Photo Credit: VW . If you are one of nearly half a million Americans with diesel Volkswagen , you may be entitled to up to This all sounds not confusing in the least, and I’m sure all of you TDI owners won’t have any trouble getting VW to give you money you deserve or help you get your polluting car

Volkswagen Group agreed to spend up to CAD. 1 billion to either buy back or repair over- polluting diesels in Canada, Reuters Approximately 105, 000 vehicles will be included in this settlement. Most of those owners will Given the sheer size disparity between the number of diesels in each country

In 2016, VW reached a $603 million consumer fraud settlement with 44 U.S. states. Since then it has struck settlements with five other states, including Vermont, worth more than $120 million. The only state with a pending consumer fraud action is New Mexico.

"Vermonters expect and deserve truth in advertising – especially when it comes to making decisions involving environmental impacts,” said Attorney General Thomas Donovan.

Vermont owners will receive a total of $2.9 million in direct consumer restitution and VW will also pay $3.6 million into the state's general fund.

In the Arizona settlement announced in May, VW agreed to pay $10.5 million for direct consumer payments and $20 million into the state's general fund, to be used toward its education funding shortage.

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You are the owner of this article. “Simply put, ‘clean diesel ’ is legal puffery under Arizona law” and means there was no violation of the state’s Consumer Fraud Act, VW argues in legal filings. Buyers paid anywhere from $ 1 , 000 to , 000 more than for comparable vehicles.

We know Volkswagen and the feds have come up with a settlement for the 475, 000 2.0-liter diesel cars that cheated federal emissions tests, but that still left over 80, 000 owners of polluting 3.0-liter diesel Porsches, VWs and Audis in limbo.

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said if the state had joined the 2016 multistate agreement, it would have received only $11 million.

In total, VW has agreed to pay more than $25 billion in the United States for claims from owners, environmental regulators, states and dealers and offered to buy back about 500,000 polluting U.S. vehicles. The buy-backs will continue through the end of 2019.

VW admitted in September 2015 to secretly installing software in nearly 500,000 U.S. cars to cheat exhaust emissions tests. The vehicles emitted up to 40 times the legally allowable pollutants.

In May, federal prosecutors in Detroit unsealed criminal charges against former VW CEO Martin Winterkorn. Two other former VW employees have pleaded guilty in the investigation and nine people in total have been charged.

Volkswagen AG has paid more than $7.4 billion to buy back about 350,000 U.S. diesel vehicles through mid-February, court filings show.

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