Information About Volkswagen's Goodwill Package
Volkswagen recently announced a "2.0L TDI Customer Goodwill Package” for owners of the "clean" diesel vehicles involves in the emissions scandal. Volkswagen also set up a website containing details about the package at www.vwdieselinfo.com).
This page will address some of your concerns regarding whether to accept this offer.
The "Goodwill" package is a public relations move by Volkswagen designed to regain the trust it has lost from is customers. Part of the deal involves providing Volkswagen dealerships credits to TDI owners, which Volkswagen will likely use to encourage possible sales or trade-ins.
Our most important consideration is making sure that participation in the Goodwill program will not affect our clients’ rights in the litigation. We have reviewed the program documents and started a dialogue with Volkswagen to clarify the terms of the offer.
We have communicated with Volkswagen’s lawyers and their responses have addressed our concerns. In addition, Volkswagen has entered into a stipulation in a pending court case in Michigan in which it has stated that it does not, and will not in the future, contend that accepting the “Goodwill Package” waives or releases any rights you may have with respect to the class action we have filed on your behalf.
Volkswagen has agreed that this stipulation applies to all pending cases arising out of the TDI litigation and applies to the Audi A3 2.0L TDI diesel engine vehicles as well as the Volkswagens.
These representations address our concerns and lead us to believe that it is now safe to accept the VW “Goodwill Package” if you would like to do so, without waiving the rights related to our lawsuit.
If you still have concerns, or would like to discuss the Goodwill Package with us, do not hesitate to call at 410-539-6633 or visit our website at www.scbmalaw.com/VW for more information.