Volkswagen Information & Document Archive
Information on Volkswagen Settlement - ZEV Investments
The 2-Liter Consent Decree includes a section (known as Appendix C) that requires VW to invest $800 million in ZEV projects in California over a 10-year period. Eligible projects include installing zero-emission vehicle fueling infrastructure (for both electric- and hydrogen-powered cars), funding brand-neutral consumer awareness campaigns that will help grow the ZEV vehicle market, and investing in projects such as car-sharing programs that will increase access to ZEVs for all consumers in California, including those in lower-income and disadvantaged communities. These projects will support the next generation of California ZEVs, helping to grow the state's burgeoning ZEV program and lay the foundation for achieving the State's air quality and climate change goals.
Final VW Consent Decree - Penalties and Cost Recovery
- California to receive $153M in final settlement with Volkswagen: Press Release - July 20, 2017
- California Third Partial Consent Decree - July 20, 2017
- VW Motion to Enter Third California Partial Consent Decree - July 20, 2017
Approved VW 2.0L Generation 1 Modification Information
- Approval of VW 2L Gen 1 Proposed Emissions Modification - July 27, 2017
- U.S. EPA Press Release - July 20, 2017
Approved VW 2.0L Generation 2 Modification Information
- CARB announces emissions modification for more VW 2.0 liter diesel vehicles: Press Release - May 19, 2017
- Approved VW 2.0 L Gen 2 modification letter
VW 2.0L Generation 3 Modification Information
- CARB and U.S. EPA approve emissions modification for limited number of VW 2.0 liter diesel vehicles: Press Release - January 6, 2017
- 2.0L Gen3 Frequently asked questions
- U.S. EPA's statement and other information
- Volkswagen repair information
- CARB & U.S. EPA Modification approval letter
VW/Audi/Porsche 3.0L Diesel Consent Decree
- Federal court approves $225 million settlement in VW 3.0 liter, diesel cheating case: Press Release - May 17, 2017
- Second Partial Consent Decree for 3.0L VW Diesels: May 17, 2017
- CA only Second Partial Consent Decree for 3.0L VW Diesels: May 17, 2017
- Order creating Second Partial Consent Decree for 3.0L VW Diesels: May 17, 2017
- CARB announces partial Consent Decree for Audi, Volkswagen and Porsche 3-liter diesel vehicles: Press Release - December 20, 2016
- Frequently asked questions
- National Partial Consent Decree
- California specific version
- U.S. EPA Press Release: December 20, 2016
- Air Resources Board rejects Volkswagen recall plan for 3.0 liter diesel passenger cars: Press Release - July 13, 2016
- 3.0 liter rejection letter for Volkswagen/Audi: July 13, 2016
- 3.0 liter rejection letter for Porsche: July 13, 2016
VW 2.0 L Diesel Vehicle Consent Decree
- Access to court documents in the case
- Download the 2.0 liter consent decree
- 2.0 liter Consent Decree Frequently Asked Questions
- 2.0 liter Volkswagen Settlement Implementation
- 2.0 liter Volkswagen California ZEV Investments
- 2.0 liter Consent Decree: Press Release
- Information for VW owners
- Powerpoint display of options for 2.0 liter VW owners
- FTC proposed 2.0 liter order
- Opening Statement by CARB Chair Nichols to the Bundestag (German Parliament) 5th Inquiry Commission, March 6, 2017
- CARB response to European EMIS Committee: September 22, 2016
- Joint Oversight Hearing: Volkswagen’s “Defeat Device:” Update and Implications for California: March 8, 2016
- UPDATE: ARB acknowledges Audi recall plan received: February 4, 2016
- UPDATE: ARB acknowledges Porsche recall plan received): February 4, 2016
- UPDATE: Air Resources Board confirms receipt of recall plans for Audi, Porsche and Volkswagen 3.0 liter diesels: Press Release - February 2, 2016
January 12th, 2016 documents:
- A: CARB Executive Officer Richard Corey letter to VW: January 12, 2016
- B: 2.0 liter Recall Rejection: January 12, 2016
- C: Notice of Violation: January 12, 2016
- D: Air Resources Board rejects VW 2-liter diesel recall plan and issues Notice of Violation: Press Release - January 12, 2016
- E: VW 2-liter diesel car denial of recall, and Notice of Violation FAQs: January 12, 2016
- UPDATE: U.S. EPA files complaint against Audi, Porsche, and VW for alleged Clean Air act violations: January 4, 2016
- UPDATE: CARB sends VW letter on proposed recall plan: December 18, 2015
- California In-use Compliance Letter to VW, Audi and Porsche: November 25, 2015
- Volkswagen submits recall plan for 2-liter diesel cars to California Air Resources Board: Press Release - November 20, 2015
- Statement from CARB on defeat devices on 3-liter VW, Audi diesel engines: Press Release - November 20, 2015
- ARB expands diesel investigation to other automakers
- California In-use Compliance Letter: November 2, 2015
- California In-use Compliance Letter: September 18, 2015
- U.S. EPA documents and notifications
- Congressional testimony/hearing: October 8, 2015
Background on Past Actions
- On September 18, 2015 the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and U.S. EPA notified Volkswagen that the company is in violation of state and federal vehicle emissions rules. The violations involve the company's use of an illegal software "defeat device" on 2.0 liter diesel vehicles in model years 2009-2015 to turn off required emissions control equipment. ARB, U.S. EPA and other agencies are investigating to fully understand the capabilities of this software and the scope of the damage it has caused.
- As a result of the notification, Volkswagen and Audi were required to develop a recall plan to be reviewed by CARB and U.S. EPA to ensure that the proposed actions to fix the affected vehicles would restore them to meet clean air requirements.
- On November 20, 2015 VW, covering both VW and Audi models, submitted a proposed 2.0 liter engine recall plan for CARB review.
- On January 12, 2016 CARB formally rejected that recall plan and issued a Notice of Violation that included 13 separate violations.
- Based on problems identified with the VW and Audi 2.0 liter diesel vehicles, CARB, in conjunction with its partners at EPA and Environment Canada, commenced testing of the VW, Audi, and Porsche 3.0 liter diesel vehicles.
- On November 25, 2015 CARB informed VW, Audi and Porsche that they needed to correct a range of noncompliance issues, including an illegal defeat device, on 3.0 liter diesel engines model years 2009-2016.
- On February 2, 2016 those companies submitted a recall plan for 3.0 liter engines for CARB review.
CARB, in conjunction with the U.S. EPA, will continue to evaluate VW, Audi, and Porsche’s technical proposals to determine if and in what way the affected vehicles can be fixed. We will also address the issue of mitigating the past and future harm to the environment as a result of excess NOX emissions. And, we will continue to assess and determine the penalties for the violations of California air quality regulations.