It is noted that to obtain the gift cards in the U.S., car owners will not need to sign any disclaimers of claims against the automaker.
MOSCOW, 10 Nov. Carmaker Volkswagen has offered gift cards and vouchers in the amount of 1 thousand dollars to owners of small cars with diesel engines in the USA, in which equipment was installed lowered emissions of harmful substances, reports the associated Press.
As reported, the company made the proposal 482 thousands of vehicle owners on Monday. The proposal also includes the provision of free technical assistance when you breakdown on the road within three years.
“We are working tirelessly to find a solution for problem machines. In the meantime, we offer this kit as a first step towards restoring the trust of our customers”, — reads the statement of the head of the American division of Volkswagen, Michael horn.
It is noted that to obtain the gift cards in the U.S., car owners will not need to sign any disclaimers of claims against the automaker. “No obligations”, — quotes Agency the official representative of Volkswagen in the USA Janine Ginivan.
The company also said that the brand Audi will launch a similar program on Friday.
Carmaker Volkswagen was accused by the us government in the equipment of their diesel cars, lowered real rates of emission of harmful substances. The U.S. government ordered the group to withdraw 482 thousand cars of brands Volkswagen and Audi sold in the country in 2009-2015. The company may also face a fine of up to $ 18,075 billion.
Most vehicles with violations in is not in the U.S. and in Europe. Thus, in the EU we are talking about 8 million cars, from them in Germany — 2.8 million. There are about 11 million cars with such defects.