How to recover under the FTC’s Volkswagen settlement

The Federal Trade Commission has created this webpage with a bunch of information about how consumers can recover under its settlement with Volkswagen. (As you will recall, Volkswagen told its customers that many of its cars emitted low levels of harmful pollutants, but that was a lie.) Here's an excerpt:

Vw-options2Volkswagen will provide up to $10 billion to owners and lessees of VW and Audi 2.0 liter diesel cars that it claimed had low levels of harmful emissions, but did not. It’s the largest false advertising case in FTC history. Nearly 500,000 cars are affected. If you think you're affected, visit and enter your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to see if your car qualifies. Starting in July 2016, will allow you to see how much compensation you will get and register for compensation. * * * 

You don’t have to make a decision now. Check for updates.

We discussed the settlement in June when it was first announced.


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