Judge approves Volkswagen dieselgate settlement [Breaking News]

2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

Volkswagen announced today that they received final approval for a settlement regarding their Volkswagen and Audi 2.0-liter TDI (diesel) engines.

Judge Charles R. Breyer of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California approved the settlement. This is one of the final steps Volkswagen AG needed to surmount to square civil claims directed toward Volkswagen and Audi 2.0-liter TDI vehicles in the United States.

“Final approval of the 2.0L TDI settlement is an important milestone in our journey to making things right in the United States, and we appreciate the efforts of all parties involved in this process. Volkswagen is committed to ensuring that the program is now carried out as seamlessly as possible for our affected customers and has devoted significant resources and personnel to making their experience a positive one,” said Hinrich J. Woebcken, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Breyer also approved consent decrees between the company and the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. The decree with the department of justice includes the Environmental Protection agency, the California Air Resources Board and the California Attorney General.

While this settlement has been approved, there are other cases pending against Volkswagen AG that have yet to be resolved.

When the dieselgate scandal broke, TFLcar took an affected Jetta TDI to the dyno to see how much horsepower is lost in cheat mode. Find out the results in the video below: