If you are the owner of an older VW vehicle, the Maine DOT maybe looking to give you a deal to replace your vehicle.

Due to a recent settlement, the Maine Department of Transportation is working to fund owners of Volkswagen vehicles in the State of Maine $3 million.

Eligibility includes:

  • The vehicle is still operating
  • Has a diesel engine
  • Is from 2009 or earlier.

If your vehicle meets this requirement, don't just expect cash to be handed over.  The settlement is offering 25% - 80% of the base price of a new vehicle, to be extracted from the settlement fund.

Visit the Maine Department of Transportation website to apply.  Applications will be accepted starting September 16th, 2019 until November 15th, 2019 and must be mailed or emailed.  Finalization of awards will take place January 2, 2020 and will be posted at www.mainedot.gove/vw/results

 

Expect to replace your currently running, older VW.  Vehicles not working or non-operational will not be considered.

According to the Maine DOT, the history of this settlement is based on installation of knowingly defective devices by Volkeswagen:

"The U.S. District Court in Northern California approved a partial consent decree to settle allegations that Volkswagen had installed defective devices on 2.0- and 3.0-liter diesel vehicles sold or leased in the United States."

Application and more info available at the Maine Department of Transportation website.