List of Volkswagen vehicles affected
WASHINGTON — Volkswagen will spend $15.3 billion to settle consumer lawsuits and government allegations that it cheated on emissions tests in what lawyers are calling the largest auto-related class-action settlement in U.S. history.
The settlement breaks down into four main parts:
VW will pay just over $10 billion to either buy back or repair about 475,000 vehicles with cheating 2-liter diesel engines. The company will compensate owners with payments of $5,100 to $10,000, depending on the age of their vehicles.
The German automaker will also pay governments $2.7 billion for environmental mitigation.
It will spend another $2 billion for research on zero-emissions vehicles.
Volkswagen also settled with 44 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico, which also sued the company, agreeing to pay about $603 million.
The scandal affects as many as 11 million Volkswagen vehicles worldwide. Models affected, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, are identified below:
Affected 2.0 liter diesel models and model years
Jetta Sportwagen (2009-2014)
Beetle Convertible (2013-2015)
Audi A3 (2010-2015)
Golf Sportwagen (2015)
Affected 3.0 liter diesel models and model years
Volkswagen Touareg (2009-2016)
Porsche Cayenne (2013-2016)
Audi A6 Quattro (2014-2016)
Audi A7 Quattro (2014-2016)
Audi A8 (2014-2016)
Audi A8L (2014-2016)
Audi Q5 (2014-2016)
Audi Q7 (2009-2016)