The VW and Audi car owners in the US, who were affected by the Diesel Scandal already achieved a lot.
Besides being entitled to a free repair, they can also decide to return their vehicle at an estimated value before the scandal began.
Leasing contracts can be terminated at no extra cost.
But that's not all. Clients get compensation ranging $ 5.000 - 10.000.
Finally, if that should not be enough, one can still decline the offer and start a litigation case against VW.
So far, owners of VW, Audi, Seat and Skoda cars with the affected Engine Code EA189 outside the US couldn't even dream about anything similar than that.
On top of that, another tough question arises if we would compare the purchase price of these cars in Europe, America and Asia. But that's a different story, anyway.
But why should we accept this status quo, after all?
Volkswagen AG has suffered such massive losses due to the scandal (the amount totaled close to $ 20 billion in the US in 2017 only) it's easy to understand that the company will do everything in its power to avoid escalation of the compensation precedents to other markets.
In short, the problem is:
States, authorities and government agencies (tough opponents) have already collected or will collect their money anyway in the form of fines (there is not much that can be done to avoid this, if at all then delay it and minimize the damage).
As for car owners outside the US (soft opponents), the Communication Department should feed them.
If that's not enough, let's hire a team of expert lawyers to convince them and the Court that what they want is unrealistic.
After all, they'll soon run out of the time limit anyway. Just stay quiet, under all circumstances.
Master level of parallel communication:
We are very sorry, but not that much sorry to pay!
This has happened so many times in the business history.
Now it's time to demonstrate that we all care.
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