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Volkswagen AG Fuel Economy Settlement

Stephanie LairComment

Volkswagen AG has agreed to a $96.5 million in a court settlement to compensate consumers affected by the company’s auto software overstated their real-world performance. The company will also loose greenhouse gas emissions credits and will lower fuel economy ratings on 98,000 affected vehicles by about one mile per gallon.

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The software was installed on roughly one million 2013-2017 model year Audi, Bentley, Porsche and Volkswagen vehicles. According to the EPA, the software caused the transmission to shift gears in a manner that optimized fuel economy and greenhouse gases during EPA required emissions tests, but not under normal driving conditions.

Consumers eligible for a claim can expect $5.40 to $24.30 per month they owned or leased the vehicle. Settlement claims can be filed after a court signs off.

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