On November 9, 2015, Volkswagen of America announced they are working on making amends to owners of small Volkswagen diesels - two liter, four-cylinder models - by offering $1,000 in vouchers. $500 of the vouchers are for the purchase of genuine VW parts and/or service; $500 is a gift card that can be used anywhere credit cards are accepted.
If you'd like to get a $500 voucher for use on VWPartsVortex.com, here's what you need to do:
- Visit the "TDI Goodwill" website, where you'll find instructions for checking the eligibility of your vehicle and redeeming your gift cards.
- When you want to order parts with your VW voucher, be sure to call 888-667-8938 so we can put your voucher towards whatever VW parts or accessories you want to buy.
VW owners have until April 30, 2016 to claim their vouchers, so don't delay!
NOTE: These vouchers can also be combined with the $2,000 Volkswagen is already offering VW owners to trade in their current vehicle for a new model, and they come with free 24-hour roadside assistance for three years.
How Many Vehicles Will Get $500 Vouchers for VW Parts and Accessories?
There are about 482,000 Volkswagens and Audis on the road in the US who were caught up in the emissions cheating scandal that went public in September 2015. Affected vehicles are equipped with software that turns on pollution controls during emissions tests and turns them off when the vehicle is on the road. The EPA estimates that, without the software, these small diesels are emitting 10 to 40 times the allowable amount of nitrogen oxide.
Currently, Volkswagen does not have a plan to fix all the vehicles currently in violation of emissions regulations. We will update this article as soon as more details become available.
If you're a VW owner looking to get more for your money, shop VWPartsVortex.com for all the small diesel parts you need. We're the parts department for a Volkswagen dealer, so we're happy to accept your voucher. Plus, our wholesale prices and huge selection means your $500 will go further. From cylinder heads to O2 sensors to starter motors, we have all the OEM VW parts you need to keep your VW running.