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If the agreement is approved, payments in cash will be made to approximately 15,000 homeowners and renters of diesel vehicles in the heart of the scandal on the emissions of polluting gases.
Toronto — The German carmaker Volkswagen has entered into an agreement 290,5 million to settle the collective action in Canada, affecting some 20,000 vehicles diesel 3.0-liter brand Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche in the heart of the scandal on the emissions of polluting gases.
The agreement was signed by Volkswagen and the lawyers collective actions in consultation with the commissioner of competition of Canada.
In addition to the regulation of collective actions, which must be approved by the courts, Volkswagen Group Canada has agreed to pay an administrative penalty of $ 2.5 million.
If the agreement is approved, payments in cash will be made to approximately 15,000 homeowners and renters of vehicles diesel 3.0-litre Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche model years 2013 to 2016 that have been the subject of a recall for the repair of the emission control system. These persons will also be entitled to an extended warranty of the emission control system. Payments will also be made to owners and lessees of vehicles of model years 2009 to 2012. They will in addition provide options such as buyouts, trade credits, termination of the lease without penalty or, if it is approved by the american agency of environmental protection (EPA) and can be offered in the context of a recall in Canada, a change in reducing emissions.
An agreement had been signed last year to cover the vehicles of Volkswagen and Audi with a diesel engine of 2.0 liters.