No Cash for European VW Customers

Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG at the EU Commission, Brussels, Belgium – 06 Feb 2017
Brussels is not as powerful as it thought. Picture source: EPA

Despite months of tough talk, the European Commission has failed to secure financial compensation from Volkswagen for European diesel owners affected by the emissions scandal.

Instead, the EU executive and the automaker have agreed that VW diesel owners will receive an extended two-year warranty on parts repaired to make vehicles with EA189 model engines compliant with emissions standards. Daily Die Welt first broke the story.

For well over a year, the European Commission has tried to pressure Volkswagen, the world’s largest automaker by sales, into paying financial compensation to European diesel owners whose vehicles have devices installed to cheat emissions tests.

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