Audi announced last week that owners of its A3 TDI model would be presented the exact same goodwill system offered to Volkswagen TDI owners.
The plan, which began Nov. 20, offers owners the same $ 500 prepaid Visa card that can be employed anyplace and a $ 500 dealership present card that can be utilized at Audi dealerships. 3 years of roadside assistance also will be integrated in the goodwill program.
According to Audi’s diesel data web site, accepting the goodwill package doesn’t preclude owners from suing Audi in the future.
The program seems to operate similarly to Volkswagen’s goodwill system.
Affected owners with Audi A3 TDI vehicles purchased prior to Nov. eight will want to register their auto through VIN number with Audi to receive their package. To activate their gift cards, owners will nevertheless need to go to an Audi dealership to have them activated there.
According to initial reports, roughly 120,000 diesel owners have registered their Volkswagen cars with the automaker to acquire their goodwill package.
Audi is only making offered its goodwill system to owners of A3 TDI cars. Vehicles equipped with Volkswagen’s three-liter diesel engine, which consist of the Q5, Q7, A6, A7 and A8, that Audi admitted used unreported auxiliary emissions manage devices to pass emissions tests are not eligible for the system.
“We are cooperating with authorities to investigate the problems affecting these TDI models,” the automaker mentioned on its site.