D er The comparison made now includes improvements and buyback options for the owners of the approximately 78,000 affected vehicle owners.
Retrofitting or buyback
For the approximately 58,000 affected 3.0l TDI V6 vehicles of the 2013 model years -2016 of the brands VW, Audi and Porsche there will be a free recall in which the vehicles will be upgraded to the required emission standard. VW is still waiting for the US authorities to approve the measures. If this does not take place, the customers can take a buyback option.
VW offers a buyback option for around 20,000 cars with affected three-liter TDIs from the VW and Audi brands from the years 2009 to 2012. A buyback or an offer for a trade-in of the same value or a leasing return is offered. Alternatively, retrofitting can also take place here, provided the US authorities approve the measures.
VW wants to start implementing the settlement program as soon as the court has finally approved the settlement agreements. This will be the case in May 2017 at the earliest.