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The settlement claims program for Settlement Class Members with eligible 3.0L vehicles commenced on May 8, 2018. The settlement website is available at www.VWCanadaSettlement.ca

The deadline to submit a complete and valid claim for benefits under the Canadian 3.0L Settlement Agreement has now passed. The Claims Submission Deadline was May 31, 2019. No new claims for benefits will be accepted. If your claim was deemed ineligible or rejected because it was not complete by the Claims Submission Deadline, and you beleive that decision was made in error, you must notify the Claims Administrator in writing by no later than June 15, 2019 of your intent to dispute the decision. 

 

If you submitted a complete and valid claim on or before the May 31, 2019 deadline, you have until August 31, 2019 to take all steps necessary to obtain your selected benefit.

 

Be advised, submitting your signed offer letter and release after July 1, 2019 increases the risk that these documents will not be reviewed and approved in time for you to schedule and complete your appointment prior to the end of the Settlement Program on August 31, 2019.

 

The deadline to book an appointment to complete a Buyback, Buyback with Trade-In, Early Lease Termination or Surrender for Inoperability is August 1, 2019. However, we strongly encourage you to book your appointment by July 5, 2019, to ensure that you can find appointment availability at your preferred dealership in August.

1. Class Actions were commenced in Ontario in the fall of 2015 for a nationwide class, except residents of Quebec, against Volkswagen / Audi defendants and Porsche defendants concerning the installation of so-called “defeat devices” in certain models of Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche 3.0L diesel vehicles alleging that the intentional design, manufacture and installation of these devices in these diesel vehicles defeated or suppressed the true measure of emissions and pollutants, including nitrogen oxide. Similar actions were commenced in Quebec on behalf of Quebec residents.

2.  The actions are in respect of the following brands, generations, models and model years of 3.0L vehicles sold in Canada or leased in Canada from Volkswagen Credit Canada Inc. (also known as Volkswagen Finance and Audi Finance) or Porsche Financial Services Canada, Inc.:.

Brand

Model

Model Year(s)

Generation One

Volkswagen

Touareg

2009-2012

Audi

Q7

2009-2012

Generation Two

Volkswagen

Touareg

2013-2016

Audi

Q5

2014-2016

Audi

Q7

2013-2015

Audi

A6

2014-2016

Audi

A7

2014-2016

Audi

A8/8L

2014-2016

Porsche

Cayenne

2013-2016

3.  Plaintiffs’ counsel engaged in serious time-pressured negotiations with the defendants, at times with the assistance of a mediator, over the course of many months.

4. On January 12, 2018, the parties confirmed that a nationwide 3.0L Settlement has been reached, subject to court approval, on the benefits that will be available in Canada for approximately 20,000 affected 3.0L diesel vehicles, including emission repairs, cash payments and other options depending on the generation of vehicle. The 3.0L Settlement required approval of the Courts to become effective.

5. By orders dated January 12, 2018, the Courts certified/authorized the settlement class and approved an extensive notice campaign which began on or about January 17, 2018.

6. Potential settlement class members had until March 19, 2018 to decide if they wished to exclude themselves from the 3.0L Settlement or to advise the Court of any objections they had concerning the 3.0L Settlement.

7.  The Settlement Hearings were completed in Ontario and Quebec in the first week of April.  The Courts each reserved judgment.

8.  On April 19, 2018, the Ontario Court approved the 3.0L Settlement Agreement.  On April 25, 2018, the Quebec Court approved the 3.0L Settlement Agreement. 

9.  You may review the Reasons for Decision of the Courts and the Joint Press Releast at the tabs above for more information on what this means for affected owners/lessees of affected 3.0L diesel vehicles.

10. The period to submit a claim for settlement benefits began on May 8, 2018. Settlement class members must make a claim in order to receive settlement benefits. Settlement class members may visit www.VWCanadaSettlement.ca or call 1-888-670-4773 to review the claims procedure and make their claim. 

11. The deadline to submit a claim for settlement benefits under the 3.0L settlement claims program (including submitting all required documentation) will expire on May 31, 2019.

12. The deadline to take all steps required to receive settlement benefits (including completing a Buyback, Buyback with Trade-In or emission repair, as applicable) will expire on August 31, 2019.

13. Settlement Class Members are strongly encouraged to take all necessary steps well in advance of the deadlines to ensure all documentation is in place and you have time to take all required steps before the expiry dates. Please note that the last date to book an appointment to return a vehicle to an authorized dealership will be August 1, 2019 to permit time to create the closing packages required.

NOTE: If owners sell their affected 3.0L vehicle on or after January 17, 2018, they will lose the right to claim benefits under the 3.0L Settlement.

Interested persons may visit www.VWCanadaSettlement.ca or call 1-888-670-4773 for more information and to view the 3.0L Settlement Agreement.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE

This website provides general information only concerning the 3.0L settlement. The terms of the settlement agreement govern. Settlement Class Members may review the 3.0L settlement agreement at www.VWCanadaSettlement.ca.

The site is not designed to answer questions about your individual situation or entitlement. Do not rely upon the information provided on this website as legal advice in respect of your individual situation nor use it as a substitute for individual legal advice.

This website is updated from time to time to provide Settlement Class Members with further information.

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