Owners of 2015 Volkswagen 2.0-Liter TDI Diesels, Your Fix can be Here
Some of the Volkswagen TDI owners who decided not to take a fairly lucrative buyback offer through the automaker—although they are still getting paid all the same—today have a U.S.-regulator-approved fix for their noncompliant diesel-powered cars.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency along with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) said Friday of which the fix was approved for Generation 3 cars through product year 2015, of which there are about 70,000.
Volkswagen has admitted to using software to trick U.S. emissions tests inside 2009–2015 Audi A3 along with the VW Beetle, Golf, Jetta, along with Passat TDI cars with 2.0-liter diesel engines—some 475,000 cars in total. There are also more than 83,000 3.0-liter Audi along with VW vehicles through the 2009–2016 product years involved inside scandal; see our master post for the full list.
As part of a $14.7 billion settlement between Volkswagen along with consumers, reached in June, the German automaker has agreed to buy back or terminate leases on the affected cars. Alternatively, owners along with lessees could choose to have them fixed. Regardless of whether owners choose to have their vehicles fixed or bought, they will receive cash payments ranging through $5100 to about $10,000 per vehicle, depending on the auto’s age.
The approved fix of the Generation 3 cars involves installing a second nitrogen oxide (NOx) sensor along using a completely new or replacement diesel-oxidation catalyst, CARB said in a Discharge. “This specific modification will reduce excess emissions through the affected vehicles by 80 to 0 percent,” the agency said.
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Volkswagen will notify owners of the modification, which will be done for free. An EPA spokeswoman said Volkswagen has submitted proposed fixes for the remaining cars affected by the scandal, along with the agency can be currently inside process of evaluating the modification.