Volkswagen pays 290,5 M$ for vehicles 3.0 liter

News 12 January, 2018
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    Patrick Lafortune, owner of a Audi 5 2014, is disappointed 3600 $ that he will receive as compensation.

    Marie-Eve Dumont

    Friday, 12 January, 2018 18:14

    Friday, 12 January, 2018 21:54

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    The holders of a vehicle diesel 3.0-litre Volkswagen will share 290,5 million dollars in compensation in the context of the scandal of the engine-fixing.

    “We are very happy with the result. It must be said that we have come to two regulations for substantial amounts in almost two years, which is still very short for a collective action of such magnitude “, points out Sylvie De Bellefeuille, a lawyer for Option consommateurs, the representative of the resort.

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    Me Sylvie De Bellefeuille
    Option consommateurs

    Excluded from the agreement of $ 2.1 billion on engines 2.0 L occurring in December 2016, owners and tenants of more than 20 000 diesel vehicles 3.0 L eligible in Canada are finally getting their share of the cake.

    Less than Americans

    However, some owners are disappointed by the amount of the compensation offered in comparison of what got the Americans, as others had pointed out during the announcement of the agreement for a 2.0 L.

    “I bought my Audi after 2015, which makes it [Volkswagen] only give me 3600 $. In the United States, for the same auto, they have received between 4000 and 5000 US$, this is disappointing “, said Patrick Lafortune, owner of a Audi 5 2014.

    The German group markets several brands, including Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, Lamborghini and Bentley.

    Two separate countries

    Mrs. De Bellefeuille was keen to point out that it is two separate countries, that the laws are not the same, which may explain the differences between the amounts.

    Vehicles 3.0 L affected models are 2013 to 2016, Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche and those from 2009 to 2012 for Volkswagen and Audi.

    During more than five years, Volkswagen had equipped its vehicles with a software trick to foil the test pollution.

    The owners and lessees of vehicles affected, models 2013 to 2016 (second generation), can only make a change to their vehicle, since a repair of the emission control system has been approved.

    For models (first generation models 2009 to 2012), it does not exist for the time of repair approved. It will therefore be possible to redeem, exchange, or cancel his lease.

    The compensation will be offered in all cases ranging from $ 1,000 for 12 600 $, depending on the year of the vehicle, the model, and according to that you are always the owner or lessee of the vehicle or not, in particular.

    To approve

    The agreement must first be approved by the courts of Quebec and Ontario, before the claims process can run. The hearings before the court are scheduled for early April.

    Volkswagen Canada and Audi Canada will also pay$ 2.5 Million fine to the competition Bureau in this folder.

    For the moment, the Canadians affected can go on the site to find out the amount of compensation they should receive.