May 8, 2017

Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher has concluded active representation of members of the VW class action for the State of Hawaii.  For more information please visit the national court settlement website, at https://www.vwcourtsettlement.com/en/, or call 1-844-98-CLAIM (1-844-982-5246).

Volkswagen and Audi 2.0 Liter diesel vehicles:

Please note that if you are a current owner or current lessee who opted out of the 2.0-Liter Settlement, you have until May 12, 2017 to participate in the 2.0-Liter Settlement Program.   For more information please click here: https://www.vwcourtsettlement.com/en/docs/PSC/TDI%20Settlement.pdf

 3.0 Liter Volkswagen and Audi and Porsche diesel vehicles: 

The following is an excerpt from vwcourtsettlement.com/en.  Please visit the website for detailed information and further updates.

Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche have reached proposed Settlements involving 3.0-liter Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche diesel vehicles with the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”), the California Air Resources Board (“CARB”), the California Attorney General, the Federal Trade Commission and current 3.0-liter vehicle owners/lessees and certain former owners/lessees.

Of approximately 80,000 3.0L TDI vehicles that were produced for sale in the United States, approximately 22,000 Volkswagen vehicles, 47,000 Audi vehicles, and 11,000 Porsche vehicles are currently in use. As described more fully below, certain vehicles are eligible for buybacks or lease terminations, while others may be eligible for emissions modifications, if approved by regulators. Eligible consumers receiving an approved emissions modification will receive the modification free of charge and also receive additional compensation for participating in the program. If emissions modifications for those vehicles are not approved, they will be eligible for buybacks or lease terminations.

The agreements covering the proposed 3.0L TDI recall program are subject to the final approval of Judge Charles R. Breyer of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, who presides over the federal Multi-District Litigation (MDL) proceedings related to the diesel matter. Judge Breyer granted preliminary approval of the settlement on February 14, 2017, and a final approval hearing has been scheduled for May 11, 2017. For more information on the agreements, including schedules, orders, hearing transcripts, and an executive summary of the class settlement, please visit the Court’s website.