CONTACT: Christopher Curtis, Chief Public Protection Division
MONTPELIER – In May, the Vermont Attorney General’s Office reached a settlement with Volkswagen to resolve violations of the Vermont Consumer Protection Act involving VW’s well-publicized diesel engine scandal. Under the settlement, VW agreed to pay Vermont consumers $2.9 million, up to $1,000 for every qualifying vehicle.
A third-party administrator identified more than 3,000 Vermont consumers who are eligible to receive payment under the settlement. Claims forms will be mailed to those individuals on December 14th, 2018. To be eligible to receive payment, consumers must return their completed claim forms to the Claims Administrator within 90 days. The 90 day claims period does not begin to run until the claims administrator sends out notices and claims forms. Consumers will have 180 days to cash their checks.
Eligible Vermonters who return claims forms will receive payments from this settlement regardless of whether they have received money from other VW related settlements.
Consumers can contact the Claims Administrator toll-free at 1-866-665-8420. The number will go live shortly and will be available for questions. The claims number is available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Vermont time.
Last modified: November 30, 2018