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    Will VW crush every car?
    Volkswagen can’t resell the cars it buys; nor can it export them to other countries without modifying them to be EPA compliant. Since there is no EPA-approved modification, Volkswagen had multiple deadlines through October 2017 by which it must submit final modification proposals; the cars must be “rendered inoperable” by removing the ECU. The rest of the car can be scrapped for parts, and those parts can be resold here or abroad, including the engines. Only the ECU, the diesel oxidation catalyst, and the diesel particulate filter must be destroyed on each car.

    Where will VW keep the vehicles?
    Once VW dealers take the first cars, the factory will truck the TDIs to undisclosed storage facilities across the country. There is no telling whether Volkswagen will choose to stockpile hundreds of thousands of cars as it awaits EPA approval or begin stripping them immediately. This could mean a surplus of used parts, cheap.

    What about the emissions modification?
    By the end of 2017, we should know whether VW can start fixing cars it has repurchased and offer this fix to current owners. That’s the best possible scenario. The limbo could easily spill over into 2018, and that’s only assuming the EPA and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) will okay the repairs. Emissions modifications, if approved, will be staggered in four stages. Last month, VW was scheduled to submit its final proposal for all 2015 TDI models of the Golf, Golf SportWagen, Jetta, Passat, Beetle, and Audi A3. This, however, is expected to be only an interim fix. By October 30th, 2017, VW was to submit a second proposal describing how it intends to complete the modifications on these same cars. For older, 2009–2014 TDI versions of the Golf, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Beetle, and Audi A3 models, VW has until January 27, 2017.


    The 2012–2014 Passat TDI fix is due by March 3, 2017. The worst-case scenario for VW is if the remaining TDI owners keep their cars or otherwise ignore the buyback offer. If VW doesn’t repurchase 85 percent of the cars by June 2019, it faces additional penalties. Since there is no emissions-related recall, states have no way to force owners into modifying their cars or banning their registrations, unless, of course, CARB creates new regulations.


    Volkswagen and US environmental regulators have reached an agreement on the diesel-powered 3.0 liter cars also involved in this scandal. Volkswagen would fix 60,000 vehicles with affected 3.0 liter engines and repurchase 19,000 older models for which repairs would be too complex.

    To make matters worse:

    Volkswagen has confirmed that some Audi cars are equipped with software that can distort carbon dioxide emissions test results. The software installed on automatic transmission Audis allows the cars to behave differently during testing, resulting in inaccurate emissions test results. The technology had been used in other diesel and petrol cars in Europe.


    Volkswagen has not identified the Audi models that are affected by the software, but The Wall Street Journal reported over the weekend that it was installed on "top sedans and sport-utility vehicles," including both diesel AND gasoline-powered cars. The automaker told the Journal that the EPA has been aware of the software since July, after the agency discovered it during testing.

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    Volkswagen has reached an agreement with the U.S. government on a fix for its emissions-cheating 3.0-liter V-6 diesels, according to a report from Bloomberg. This would follow the previously announced settlement regarding the 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel cars.

    Some versions of the 3.0-liter TDI can be fixed via a software update. The engine was sold in the VW Touareg, Audi Q5 and Q7, Audi A6, A7, and A8, and Porsche Cayenne, during the model years from 2009 to 2016. Of the roughly 80,000 total vehicles affected, it’s estimated that three-quarters could be made emissions compliant (although at what cost to fuel economy or performance is not yet known). Older models, for which a software update would be inadequate, would have to be bought back. It’s believed that VW is seeking to avoid the expense of having to buy back all of the 3.0-liter cars; the company already is on the hook for nearly $15 billion for the buyback of nearly 500,000 2.0-liter diesels.


    There is still no approved remedy that can bring the 2.0 TDI engine into emissions compliance.

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    It's over: Volkswagen says it will never sell another diesel in the U.S.

    http://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/vo...uotes-details/

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    VW yesterday bought back my 2013 JSW DSG TDi. Base trim level. Bought it in Dec 2012 in Pennsylvania. Paid $27947 cash. VW cut me a check for $27347. I am the designated class action plaintif for Delaware.
    The third party settlement specialists (2) at the meeting were ill equipped to answer questions about the power of attorney form for retitling the car to VW. There is a sentence on the form saying VW is going to attempt to recover sales tax. I asked to whom is the money dispursed if VW recovers sales tax? The specialists did not know. My other question concerns my low mileage.
    According to documents on VWCOURTSETTLEMENT.com, VW will provide additional remuneration for a low mileage vehicle (48 months of driving and mileage was 25170). After the owner accepts VW's proposed buyback offer and returns the notarized documents, VW sends the owner the official buyback offer. The owner may drive the car 1042 miles per month right up to the settlement meeting without penalty for excess mileage. In addition, less than the 1042 miles can mean additional remuneration above that on the buyback offer. So said the court document and so said the VWGoA email mentioned further on.
    The specialists had no knowledge about these issues, yet VWGoA in an email on Dec 8th said these issues would be resolved at settlement. During my meeting the specialists called VW headquarters 844-98-CLAIM, twice to get these concerns answered. No one at VW had an answer. Customer service advised me to call "the settlement lawyer" at 800-948-2181 regarding any adjustments for low mileage.
    The specialists requested to have my claim escalated and to speak with a supervisor. Customer service stated that no supervisors were on site; that in order to speak with a supervisor, VW customer service would need my telephone number and a supervisor would call me back in two or three days.

    Does anyone on the forum have experience to relate regarding the dieselgate buyback, especially with regard to extra monies paid by VW for mileage well below the standard 1042 miles per month? How many cents per mile is VW offering? Has anyone received any useful information from calling the VW settlement 844 number?

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    VW pleads guilty in emissions scandal; 6 employees indicted

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/vw-emissi...050239705.html

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    Within a week, the dealer I purchased my 2013 Jetta TDI from, has called, TWICE.
    They want this car back to put me in a new one, they've been aggressive about it.
    Nothing they have can get me 40+ MPG, not even the 1.4 TSi, which would be my only choice.

    They had informed me, that even with the miles I have on it, VW has to pay off the loan.
    So, even if it values at 5000, and I owe 10000, they pay it off regardless. I told them I
    know about all that, and that he's the second person to call me within a week...

    They have informed me there WILL BE NO FIX, unless they can add the Urea injection system
    to the vehicle, and that seems highly unlikely. I said I already know they won't be fixed,
    they can't be fixed without that system.

    I told them that this so called scandal has not effected me in the least, and in fact,
    if I could, I would buy another one. All this has done is expose who all the
    cry babies are and I am not one of them, and I am keeping my 2013 to the bitter
    end. I said I know I have till 2018 to make the decision, so I will hang on to it.
    I also said with that 232k miles on it, I am still on the original timing belt, and
    I don't know how much longer that will last. All he said was, I understand.

    I said, worst case scenario is, they can't be fixed, and VW pays another fine, a PAY TO
    POLLUTE fine. I was then told, NO, they will be ordered to buy them back, they must
    be taken off the roads if they can't be fixed.

    So, we'll see...

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