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There are five primary reasons you should join the claim. 

  1. Financial Restitution. If you purchased an affected vehicle, you likely overpaid for it and will struggle to sell it on the secondary market for full value. This foundation aims to make sure you get what you are entitled to. Your car also might have been less fuel efficient than promised.
  2. No Risk. The foundation is dedicated to making this process simple and straight forward. Once you have provided the information about your affected vehicle and asked us to represent you, we will handle your case from start to finish at no cost to you unless we get a recovery on your behalf.  
  3. Corporate Accountability. No person or corporation is above the law regardless of how wealthy or powerful they are. Volkswagen has been profoundly dishonest with their customers and with the authorities, causing financial harm to you in addition to immeasurable damage to the environment. Joining this claim sends the message to Volkswagen and all corporations that they will be held accountable for their behavior.  
  4. Your Health. It is estimated that the aggregate traffic pollution in Europe costs Europeans 60 billion euros annually and is responsible for hundreds of thousands of premature deaths each year. NOx from vehicles is a significant source of traffic pollution and is a known irritant to the lungs and cause of respiratory problems like asthma, wheezing, coughing, colds, and bronchitis.  Children are particularly susceptible to the harmful effects of NOx. Volkswagen’s misconduct has placed your health and the health of children at risk by intentionally violating Euro 5 emission standards.  
  5. The Environment. NOx is a dangerous nitrogen-based pollutant that is responsible for acid rain, global warming, smog and deterioration of the ozone layer. Taking legal action will deter VW and other companies from putting their profits above your health and the planet. 

Who Can Join 

You can join the Claim if your car was manufactured by Volkswagen, Audi, SEAT, Skoda or Porsche and: 

  • It is a 1.2, 1.6, or a 2.0 litre diesel vehicle with engine type EA 189 that was manufactured between 2008 and 2015 which you purchased, leased or acquired new or second hand before January 2016;
  • It is a 3,0 litre diesel vehicle with engine type EA 897 that was manufactured between 2010 and 2018 at least;
  • It is a 1.6 or 2.0 litre diesel vehicle with engine type EA 288 that was produced since 2012 that was manufactured between 2012 and today.

Additional car models may be added to this list as the investigations by the Foundation are still ongoing..

In order to join, it is not necessary that you still own or lease your car.

To find out if you are eligible, you can use this form. You’ll also need the VIN number (located on your registration card or purchasing agreement) of your car. 

If you own a fleet of cars for business, you may also be eligible. Please email us at if you would like to learn more.

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