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Jan 11, 2017

STATEMENT BY VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA

VOLKSWAGEN REACHES SETTLEMENTS WITH THE U.S. GOVERNMENT Volkswagen agrees to pay a combined total of $4.3 billion in fines and penalties Agreement includes the appointment of an independent monitor for three years CEO Matthias Müller says: “Volkswagen deep...
Dec 20, 2016

STATEMENT BY VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA

VOLKSWAGEN REACHES AGREEMENT WITH U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATORS TO RESOLVE CIVIL CLAIMS RELATED TO 3.0L TDI V6 DIESEL ENGINE VEHICLES IN THE UNITED STATES Proposed Consent Decree includes provisions for a recall for approximately 63,000 vehicles and the buyba...
Nov 3, 2016

STATEMENT BY VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA

Volkswagen is working hard to make things right, and we thank our affected customers in the United States for their continued patience. As noted in Court today, we are making substantial progress in our efforts to reach an approved resolution for these 3.0L TDI...
Oct 25, 2016

STATEMENT BY VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA

VOLKSWAGEN OBTAINS FINAL APPROVAL OF 2.0L TDI SETTLEMENT PROGRAM IN THE UNITED STATES Wolfsburg / Herndon VA 2016-10-25 Volkswagen AG, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. and certain affiliates (together, Volkswagen) announced today that Judge Charles R. Breyer of...
Oct 18, 2016

STATEMENT BY VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA

The parties believe that the proposed 2.0L TDI settlement program will provide a fair and reasonable resolution for affected Volkswagen and Audi customers in the United States and we welcome Judge Breyer’s positive comments during today’s hearing. We...
Sep 30, 2016

STATEMENT BY VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA

VOLKSWAGEN RESOLVES CLAIMS OF VW-BRANDED FRANCHISE DEALERS IN THE UNITED STATES Herndon, VA – September 30, 2016 Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (“Volkswagen”) today announced that it has finalized an agreement to resolve the claims of VW-branded fr...
Aug 25, 2016

STATEMENT BY VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA

Volkswagen and VW-Branded Franchise Dealers in the U.S. Reach Agreement in Principle to Resolve Diesel Litigation Herndon, VA – August 25, 2016 Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (“Volkswagen”) today announced it has reached an agreement in principle to...
Jul 26, 2016

STATEMENT BY VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA

VOLKSWAGEN ANNOUNCES PRELIMINARY APPROVAL OF 2.0L TDI SETTLEMENT PROGRAM IN THE UNITED STATES Wolfsburg / Herndon VA 2016-07-26 Volkswagen AG announced today that Judge Charles R. Breyer of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Californ...
Jul 13, 2016

STATEMENT BY VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA

We understand that today’s announcement from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) is a procedural step under California state law and relates to recall plans for vehicles with V6 3.0L TDI engines that were submitted previously.  We continue to work c...
Jun 30, 2016

STATEMENT BY VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA

Today, Volkswagen again appeared before U.S. District Court Judge Charles Breyer for a status conference hearing regarding the TDI emissions issue. Our number one priority is to resolve the diesel matter for all our customers. As noted today in the Court, we hav...
Jun 28, 2016

STATEMENT BY VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA

VOLKSWAGEN REACHES SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS WITH U.S. FEDERAL REGULATORS, PRIVATE PLAINTIFFS AND 44 U.S. STATES ON TDI DIESEL ENGINE VEHICLES Proposed settlement program includes vehicle buybacks and lease terminations, emissions modifications (if approved) and ca...
Jun 15, 2016

STATEMENT BY VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA

U.S. District Court Judge Charles Breyer, who presides over the Multi-District Litigation proceedings in San Francisco, announced that given the highly technical nature of the proposed settlements in these complex proceedings, and at the request of Settlement Ma...
May 24, 2016

STATEMENT BY VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA

Last month, U.S. District Court Judge Charles Breyer, who presides over the Multi-District Litigation proceedings in San Francisco, announced that the parties had reached certain agreements in principle to resolve 2.0L TDI emissions matters. On May 24th, Volkswa...
Apr 21, 2016

STATEMENT BY VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA

On April 21st, Volkswagen appeared before U.S. District Court Judge Charles Breyer, who presides over hundreds of civil lawsuits pending in the Multi-District Litigation (MDL) in San Francisco, regarding the TDI emissions issue. The Judge announced that the part...
Jan 12, 2016

STATEMENT BY VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) notified Volkswagen Group of America that it has rejected VW’s initial recall plans that were submitted for 2.0L diesel passenger vehicles sold in California between 2009 and 2015. CARB noted, however, that this action...
Jan 11, 2016

LETTER EXTENDING GOODWILL PACKAGE TO AFFECTED 3.0L TDI OWNERS AND LESSEES

Dear Customer, According to our information, you own or lease a Touareg TDI vehicle affected by the 3.0L TDI emissions issue. As we work hard to develop remedies that will satisfy our customers and regulators, we kindly ask for your patience. In the meantime, we...
Dec 17, 2015

VOLKSWAGEN ANNOUNCES ENGAGEMENT OF KENNETH R. FEINBERG TO DESIGN AND ADMINISTER A CLAIMS PROGRAM RELATED TO THE TDI EMISSIONS COMPLIANCE ISSUE

Volkswagen announced today that it has retained attorney Kenneth R. Feinberg, managing partner of The Law Offices of Kenneth R. Feinberg, PC, to design and administer an independent claims resolution program to address claims related to the 2.0L and 3.0L TDI veh...
Dec 9, 2015

LETTER TO TOUAREG 3.0L TDI OWNERS

Dear Customer, On November 2nd, Volkswagen received notice from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board alleging that Touareg 3.0L TDI vehicles (Model Years 2009 – 2016) do not comply with applicable emissions regulation...
Nov 9, 2015

LETTER TO 2.0L TDI OWNERS ANNOUNCING GOODWILL PACKAGE

Dear Customer, According to our information, you own or lease a Volkswagen vehicle affected by the 2.0L TDI emissions issue. As we work tirelessly to develop a remedy, we ask for your continued patience. In the meantime, we would like to give you a $500 Volkswag...
Nov 2, 2015

STATEMENT BY VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA

We received notice from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Nov. 2, 2015 regarding certain 3.0L V6 engines. It contains allegations we take very seriously and we are fully cooperating with the agency.
Oct 8, 2015

TESTIMONY OF MICHAEL HORN BEFORE THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND COMMERCE SUBCOMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS

On Oct. 8, 2015 at 10 a.m. EDT, Michael Horn, President & CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, testified in front of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations regarding the diesel emissions...
Sep 27, 2015

MESSAGE TO OUR CUSTOMERS FROM MICHAEL HORN, PRESIDENT AND CEO, VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA

Message to our customers from Michael Horn, President and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America On September 18, 2015, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. and Volkswagen AG received notice from the US Environmental Protection Agency, US Department of Justice and the...
Sep 25, 2015

STATEMENT BY THE SUPERVISORY BOARD OF VOLKSWAGEN AG

The Volkswagen Supervisory Board consulted intensively on the current situation at its meeting today. There is absolutely no excuse for the manipulations which have deeply shocked Volkswagen. The company will leave no stone unturned in getting to the bottom of t...
Sep 23, 2015

STATEMENT BY THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF VOLKSWAGEN AG’S SUPERVISORY BOARD

In a meeting on Wednesday, September 23, the Executive Committee of the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG discussed in detail the manipulation of emissions data of Volkswagen Group diesel engines and came to the following conclusions: 1. The Executive Committee...
Sep 23, 2015

STATEMENT BY PROF. DR. WINTERKORN

“I am shocked by the events of the past few days. Above all, I am stunned that misconduct on such a scale was possible in the Volkswagen Group. As CEO I accept responsibility for the irregularities that have been found in diesel engines and have therefore requ...
Sep 20, 2015

STATEMENT BY PROF. DR. MARTIN WINTERKORN, CEO OF VOLKSWAGEN AG

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board (EPA and CARB) revealed their findings that while testing diesel cars of the Volkswagen Group they have detected manipulations that violate American environmental standards. The Boar...
Sep 18, 2015

STATEMENT BY VOLKSWAGEN REGARDING EPA INVESTIGATION

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., Volkswagen AG and Audi AG received today notice from the US Environmental Protection Agency, US Department of Justice and the California Air Resources Board of an investigation related to certain emissions compliance matters. A...