Audi of America has announced owners of Audi A3 models equipped with the rigged TDI engine will also get the so-called “Goodwill Package.”
Audi of America has announced owners of Audi A3 models equipped with the rigged TDI engines will also get the so-called “Goodwill Package.”
At the beginning of the month, Volkswagen of America revealed plans to give owners of affected 2.0 TDI-powered cars a “Goodwill Package” and now the company’s premium marque Audi is doing the same thing. This means customers are entitled to receive a $500 Visa gift card, a $500 Audi Dealership Card, and three years of 24-hour road assistance.
A total of around 482,000 US owners of cars equipped with the 2.0 TDI engine will receive this form of compensation for the Dieselgate ordeal. We can’t say the same thing about European buyers as Volkswagen recently announced customers on the old continent won’t get any compensation. The only good news for European clients is that VW has promised to pay all CO2 tax difference costs.
There’s also the issue with the larger 3.0-liter V6 TDI that also has illegal software on more than 85,000 VAG products sold in United States during the 2009 - 2016MY. Chances are the owners of these cars will also receive the Goodwill Package since it’s basically the same situation.
All affected cars will be the subject of a massive recall to have the issue sorted out for free. Those who are eligible to receive the Goodwill Package in United States will have to contact their local dealership.
Source: Audi via blog.caranddriver.com