- Sep 24, 2015
- Kamloops BC Canada
- 2013 Jetta returned
Printed today p.a9 https://issuu.com/kamthisweek/docs/ktwn160811_a
Remember Dieselgate, about a year ago, where Volkswagen admitted to cheating on emissions in their TDI "clean diesel" cars?
As a result, resale prices tanked (assuming you can find someone to buy the vehicle,) owners faced diminished value if involved in a total loss accident and the vehicles continue to pollute in excess of legal limits.
Ever since, Volkswagen Canada assured owners that they were working to make things right.
VW diesel owners in the US are well on their way to achieving a settlement with a preliminarily court-approved plan which includes a variety of choices for TDI consumers, including buy-backs of offending vehicles.
Apparently the federal government is still investigating VW but, at this point, no charges have been laid in one of the largest consumer fraud cases in Canadian history. So far, VW faces no fines here unlike in the US where the company must pay upwards of $15 billion to make things right.
Canadian VW TDI diesel owners don't know anything further about VW Canada's plans to "make things right" and probably won't anytime soon.