I don't think that deadline applies if you've already filed for, and received, the stage 1 fix and payment for same. VW was supposed to tell you when stage 2 was due, and this wasn't necessarily going to be by the end of 2018.
If you bought a car with stage 1 already applied, and thus you didn't submit a claim, I think you are out of luck.
Based on the documents and information you have provided as part of your claim with Reference No. xxxxxxxxxx, you are not eligible to receive the final 1/3 restitution payment under the 2.0-Liter Settlement Claims Program because you did not have Phase 2 of the Approved Emissions Modification performed on your vehicle by the December 30, 2018 deadline.
You may still have the second phase of the AEM performed on your vehicle free of charge, but you will not receive any additional compensation under the Settlement Program.
If you believe you are entitled to claim benefits under the TDI Settlement Claims Program, you may appeal this ineligibility determination to the Court-appointed Claims Review Committee. The Claims Review Committee is composed of one representative from Volkswagen, one representative from Settlement Class Counsel and a Court-appointed “Neutral” who will be called upon to resolve disagreements between the Claims Committee’s other members, should they arise. To submit an appeal to the Claims Review Committee, you must send a written request to appeal to the Claims Review Committee, P.O. Box 214500, Auburn Hills, MI 48321 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Well there is your answer. They aren't in the forgiveness business and are pretty firm on the deadlines that have been set. Get phase 2 done and move on.
Well, that's the first I'm seeing of those letters! The only communication I ever received prior to the deadline (one letter, one email) had no mention whatsoever of a final date. After getting the "psych, no more money for you" email, I combed through both of the previous letters looking for a date. Nothing there. So I filed an appeal as well, but I'm not hopeful. And I agree, if I had gotten two reminder letters and still hadn't done it, that's on me, but I really had no way of knowing there was a deadline for completing Phase Two. I wonder if those reminders only went out to people who hadn't done Phase One yet. I did it pretty early, so maybe that took me off their reminder list.There were several letters sent out as well.
I'd say the appeal has a 50/50 chance of success. VW isn't being complete d-bags around settlement claims from what I've seen. Good luck!
I wasn't milking anything! I would've happily done it early if I had known about the deadline. As I said in my previous post, the only direct communication I got from VW didn't mention the deadline.I'm gonna say 10% chance of success or less.
I'm thinking VW's approch will be that if you were actually "harmed" by the emissions cheating was personally affected by it, you wouldn't be gaming the system to milk it for every red cent you could. I know life is busy and things get in the way.
But, like i said at least when the people get the fix, they will be gaming the warranty and that extra 5K miles they milked out of it.
That seems likely. If someone has already gone in and done the first part, it seems fair of them to assume you were going to do the second part in time. Good luck with your appeal.I wonder if those reminders only went out to people who hadn't done Phase One yet. I did it pretty early, so maybe that took me off their reminder list.
Yeah, after I did Phase One I figured I was locked in to getting Phase Two with the restitution payment, so I never went back to check my status. At this point I'm pretty much expecting to NOT win the appeal, but who knows, maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised!That seems likely. If someone has already gone in and done the first part, it seems fair of them to assume you were going to do the second part in time. Good luck with your appeal.
Edit: it says the deadline in more places, so you are working uphill here. On the website it said so: https://web.archive.org/web/20181202011455/https://www.vwcourtsettlement.com/en/
"IMPORTANT: You must complete your Buyback/AEM/Early Lease Termination or restitution-only claim and remedy by December 30, 2018 to receive benefits."
Edit2: it's also in the long form notice. Can't link from mobile but the deadline is right under the section about filing a claim.
All of the relevant deadlines have LONG since passed.I just bought a 2014 jetta diesel from carvana completely unaware of the recall and buyback until after the purchase...is there a way i can get compensated?
Curious as to why you say "bought via varvana" as though if he bought it elsewhere he could apply for compensation. I thought after 12/31/18 the 2 liter settlement was done, too late, no money.
Appeal denied!Yeah, after I did Phase One I figured I was locked in to getting Phase Two with the restitution payment, so I never went back to check my status. At this point I'm pretty much expecting to NOT win the appeal, but who knows, maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised!
Didn't forget, but waited until the last minute only to find the website was down on Sep. 1st. Had to fax it in, go through the appeals process with the CRC and now finally after all that getting an offer now and waiting to schedule the appointment.No excuse... just stupidity. I know I can still get stage 2 done on my 2015. Has anyone had any luck getting their remaining 1/3 settlement if they missed the deadline?