Anybody got their TDI buyback/fix money yet?

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  1. Drago

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    I just got done uploading all the requested docs, how long are they taking to process?
     
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    The settlement isn't even finalized yet. That should happen on October 18, assuming the judge doesn't order any changes to the settlement. Assuming the October 18 date, VW will begin accepting buybacks some time after that, but the exact date of the first buybacks is unknown. Theoretically, VW can drag its heels for up to three months, so it could be January before buybacks begin; however, they're unlikely to do that because then they'd be faced with a ton of buybacks in mid-January, and they won't want that scheduling hassle (or bad publicity). I expect buybacks to begin in late October or early November. (FWIW, the online form specified November 1 as an unchangeable tentative return date when I filled it out a couple of months ago, but the form made it clear that this date was subject to change.)

    If the judge does order changes to the settlement, then all bets are off; that could delay things by a few days, a few weeks, a few months, or conceivably even derail everything. Those more pessimistic possibilities are quite remote, though; I think everybody involved wants to get this all handled sooner rather than later, so at worst I'd expect a delay of another month or two.

    As to repairs, AFAIK nothing concrete has been offered. My understanding, though, is that the first part of the repair for Gen3 cars (MY2015) will come first, perhaps as early as November. IIRC, Gen1 cars are next up, hopefully early next year, followed by Gen2 cars and the second stage of the Gen3 repair (probably in fall of 2017). AFAIK, those dates are all tentative. They're all based on the assumption that VW's fixes will be quickly approved by the EPA and CARB; if they aren't happy (as they have not been with some previous suggestions from VW), then repairs could be delayed or even not materialize at all. I've not been paying too much attention to this detail, though, since I've decided to take the buy-back; there could have been some firming-up of these dates that I've missed.
     
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    ahhhhh i dont get it... tax check season is biggest car buying time that i know of... so a mid jan date would fall in line with that.... its also after x mas and car lots tryin to dump over stock from x mas... snow storms and bad drivers also influx car sales in jan... i just do not get why you feel thats a bad time...
     
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    I'm in a bit of a hurry because I drove the piss out of it. I've had it less than a year I've had four free oil changes from the dealer
     
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    And my battery kicked the bucket last week $150. And this week the water pump started leaking like there's no tomorrow and I dome think $400 pump plus labor is the answer 4 weeks away from buy back


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    tow it about two blocks from the dealer and then drive it on the lot, maybe add some stop leak radiator glue or a can of pepper
     
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    Anyone got past this point? [​IMG]


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    Nada.


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    I would add not once did we get notification from VW of the required documents needed. It so happens I check on my claim this morning, thus seeing the additional questions and documents required. Disingenuous of VW.


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    Yup. I kept checking the site till I saw that too.


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    Just check and my review is completed and I should hear from them within 10 days for final offer. However my second is still under review.


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    Second car


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    [​IMG]

    I've been at this step for a few weeks now.


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    Didn't you get this notice before the court approved the suit? Since it was just approved should be getting notice soon.


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    I would think.


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    When did you get your docs complete notice?


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    I noticed it today. And I know this past weekend, and Monday it hadn't been completed


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    What does your notice look like?


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    It's the same as yours. Their site is down for maintenance so I can't post a picture.


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