VW adds VIN lookup tool to website for troubled diesel owners
Volkswagen has added a VIN lookup tool to its website for owners of diesel models affected by the automakerês emissions scandal, www.vwdieselinfo.com. About 482,000 cars are affected in the United States: the 2012-2015 Beetle TDI, 2010-2015 Golf TDI, 2009-2015 Jetta TDI, 2012-2015 Passat TDI and 2010-2015 Audi A3 TDI. Consumers can now go on the site and see if their vehicle is included by entering the VIN.
In a FAQs section on the site, VW says it canêt offer a firm date for when a remedy will be offered but adds, We are cooperating closely with the regulatory authorities to develop a remedy as quickly as possible. The site notes that VW has put a stop sale on all 2.0L 4-cylinder TDI models, new and used, and that it is working to get approval for its MY16 2.0L cars. The automaker emphasizes that all affected cars are safe to drive.
There have been some media reports saying that some owners wonêt get their emissions systems repaired because they prefer to sacrifice emissions compliance to let their car retain its power.Download Bulletin PDF