Volkswagen 3.0L Settlement

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VW Touareg, Audi A6 quattro, Audi A7 quattro, Audi A8 & A8L, Audi Q5, Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne

Details about the Volkswagen 3.0 liter settlement

Volkswagen has agreed to a settlement regarding 3.0 liter diesel cars that the company claimed had low levels of harmful emissions, but did not. The settlement affects more than 77,000 cars made by VW, Audi and Porsche. For details, visit and

Which models are affected?

The affected cars fall into two categories:

Audi Q7 (2009-2012) VW Touareg (2009-2012)

For cars in Generation 1, owners or lessees have a choice: VW will buy back the car (or terminate the lease) and give you an additional payment, or VW will modify the car’s emissions system and give you a payment. This modification will improve the car’s emissions, but will not make it fully comply with the original certified standards. There are more than 19,000 cars in Generation 1.

VW Touareg (2013-2016) Audi A6 quattro (2014-2016) Audi A7 quattro (2014-2016) Audi A8, A8L (2014-2016) Audi Q5 (2014-4016) Audi Q7 (2013-2015) Porsche Cayenne (2013-2016)

For cars in Generation 2, VW will repair the emissions system and give you a payment. This repair will make the car fully compliant with the originally certified emission standards. VW will only buy back or terminate leases for Generation 2 cars if the certified emissions repair is NOT available within the timeframe of the FTC Order. There are more than 57,000 cars in Generation 2.

If you are looking for information about VW Beetle, VW Golf, VW Jetta, VW Passat, or Audi A3, visit the Volkswagen 2.0 Liter Settlement page.

Who is eligible for compensation?

  • Current owners and lessees 
  • Former owners if they owned an affected vehicle before September 18, 2015 and sold it before January 31, 2017 or if they owned an affected vehicle before November 2, 2015 and sold it before January 31, 2017 
  • Former lessees if they had an active lease at any point between September 18, 2015 and November 2, 2015 and surrendered (or surrenders) the leased vehicle

How much compensation will people receive?

The amount depends on the make, model, and year of the vehicle, as well as which remedy you choose. You can use these tables to estimate your payment amount.

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