On December 19, Volkswagen Group Canada announced that it has reached a proposed settlement related to the 2.0L TDI emissions matter, subject to court approval. The proposed settlement agreements include a cash payment plus, for some customers, options including:

  • Buyback of their vehicle
  • Vehicle modification with extended warranty (once approved by regulators)
  • Early lease termination

Owners eligible for the buy-back option would also have the option of trading-in their vehicle to a Volkswagen dealer and putting the value towards a new or used Volkswagen vehicle from that dealer.

For detailed information about the proposed 2.0L TDI settlement program including the settlement agreement and Court-approved notices summarizing its terms, please click here

We're here to help

If you are an affected TDI owner and would like to discuss your options with us or if you have anyquestions atall in regards to the proposed settlement, we're here to help.

Feel free to contact our TDI Settlement Specialist at or (780) 400-4800.

If you are considering the option of trading-in your vehicle, please note that we are experiencing a high demand on certain models and recommend that you get in touch before March 2017 to secure your next vehicle of choice.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How can I determine which benefits I may be eligible to receive?

Customers can check their own status and learn more about the proposed settlement at

2. When will the Canada class action settlement be approved?

The proposed settlements need to be approved by the Courts. Approval hearings will take place around the end of March 2017 in Ontario and Quebec.

3.What is "the fix" and how will it impact my car?

Phase 1 of the approved emissions modification consists of a software update to the electronic control module (ECM) and the application of two new labels to the vehicle.The second phase will involve the installation of emissions control system hardware, including a new Diesel Particulate Filter, Diesel Oxidation Catalyst, and Selective Catalytic Reduction Converter. It will also include a second NOx sensor and corresponding software to improve the performance of the on-board diagnostic system.No significant changes in fuel consumption or driving characteristics are expected. Please refer to the emission recall notification and booklet which provide detailed information regarding operation and performance effects resulting from the modification.

4. What is the emissions modification option?

The emissions modification option allows affected customers to keep their vehicles and to have their emissions systems modified at Volkswagen Group's expense. Customers would also receive an extended warranty on this modification.Because the submission, testing and approval processes for modifications takes time, some customers may have to wait some time to see if their vehicles have an available modification following the final approval of the settlement.

5. Can I have the work performed now and choose a buyback later if I do not like how it affects my vehicle?

If you are eligible for the 2.0L TDI settlement in Canada, you may qualify to choose a buyback, trade-in or early lease termination as an alternative to the approved emissions modification for their affected vehicle. The settlement program is subject to court approval before it begins. Court approval hearings are scheduled for the end of March 2017. If your vehicle is repaired by the emissions modification recall before the settlement program begins, there will be no impact on the benefits available under the settlement. Repairing the vehicle by the emissions modification recall after the settlement program begins could affect any rights to a buyback, trade-in or early lease termination under the settlement.

6. How are buy-back values calculated for vehicles?

An eligible vehicle's value for a buyback will be determined based on the Canadian Black Book® Inc. wholesale value as of September 18, 2015, with adjustments for factory options and mileage at the time of the buyback offer.

7. How can I opt out of the proposed 2.0L TDI settlement?

If customers do not want to participate in the Settlement, they have the right to exclude themselves by opting out. If they opt out, they will not be eligible to receive any benefits under the Settlement and they will not be able to object to the Settlement, but they will keep any right they have to separately sue Volkswagen at their own cost.To opt out, customers must submit a formal request using the Opt-Out Form, which can be found at or by providing the same information in written form. The Opt-Out request must be received by the Opt-Out Administrator by no later than March 4, 2017.

Use this VIN lookup tool to find out if your TDI vehicle is affected by the emissions issue.

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