PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today that more than 2,100 new Volkswagen (VW) restitution checks, totaling $2 million, are in the mail to Arizonans. This is the second of three batches of checks to be mailed to potentially more than 11,000 eligible Arizona consumers.
Eligible consumers will receive an initial payment of $964.00. Checks must be deposited or cashed within 90 days of receiving it in the mail. A third and final check distribution date will take place in January 2019, including all remaining eligible claims submitted, as well as the fulfillment of any remaining balance of claims for all eligible consumers.
The deadline to submit eligibility claims forms is November 26, 2018. If consumers believe they are eligible for a check, but did not receive a claims form, they are encouraged to contact the Claims Administrator at 1-866-507-8035 or VWArizonaClaims@Classactmail.com.
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The restitution money stems from a 2016 false-advertising lawsuit filed by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office against VW for its so-called “Clean Diesel” cars. Earlier this year, a $40 million settlement was reached, and VW agreed to pay Arizona consumers $10.5 million for every qualifying vehicle sold and leased in the state between 2008 and 2015. Also under the settlement, VW agreed to deposit $20 million into the state’s general fund to be used for educational purposes. To date, Arizona is the only state to recover additional settlement dollars for VW consumers.
Listing of covered vehicles:
2.0-Liter Diesel Models, With Model Years
- 2009 VW Jetta, VW Jetta Sportwagen
- 2010 VW Golf, VW Jetta, VW Jetta Sportwagen, Audi A3
- 2011 VW Golf, VW Jetta, VW Jetta Sportwagen, Audi A3
- 2012 VW Golf, VW Jetta, VW Jetta Sportwagen, Audi A3, VW Passat
- 2013 VW Golf, VW Jetta, VW Jetta Sportwagen, Audi A3, VW Passat, VW Beetle, VW Beetle Convertible
- 2014 VW Golf, VW Jetta, VW Jetta Sportwagen, VW Passat, VW Beetle, VW Beetle Convertible
- 2015 VW Golf, VW Golf Sportwagen, VW Jetta, Audi A3, VW Passat, VW Beetle, VW Beetle Convertible
3.0-Liter Diesel Models, With Model Years
- 2009 VW Touareg, Audi Q7
- 2010 VW Touareg, Audi Q7
- 2011 VW Touareg, Audi Q7
- 2012 VW Touareg, Audi Q7
- 2013 VW Touareg, Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne Diesel
- 2014 VW Touareg, Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne Diesel, Audi A6 Quattro, Audi A7 Quattro, Audi A8L, Audi Q5