Volkswagen will pay 232 million dollars to the Canadian owners of turbodiesel carsJanuary 14, 2018
The Germans continue to “pay the bills” for their deception with diesel engines on the American continent.
Wanting to avoid higher fines and a decline in reputation from the Dieselgate scandal, the German automotive concern Volkswagen AG agreed to pay the owners of their cars with three-liter turbodiesels a total compensation of $ 232 million. This is reported by the Reuters agency.
The agreement between the parties provides for cash payments to owners of about 20,000 Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche diesel cars in Canada, and it is still subject to approval in court. The German automaker also agreed to pay a civil penalty of $ 2.5 million Canadian dollars.
“This is an important milestone in the history of ensuring the rights of all our customers with damaged diesel vehicles in Canada,” said Daniel Weissland, Volkswagen Group Canada President and CEO.
Recall that last year VW Group agreed to fix the control unit of three-liter turbodiesels from 80,000 cars in the US, so that they produce the declared level of emissions of hazardous substances. This recall campaign cost the concern 1.2 billion dollars. Also each of the owners of these machines received from the company as moral damage from 8,500 to 17,000 dollars.