Since October 2018 More than $6.7 Million Distributed to 6,743 Eligible Arizona Consumers
PHOENIX -- Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today that $1,000 Volkswagen (VW) restitution checks are in the mail to an additional 1,809 Arizonans. This is the final of three batches of restitution checks mailed to more than 6,700 Arizona consumers who responded to eligibility claim forms.
Additionally, all eligible consumers, who received an initial payment of $964.00 in October and November 2018, will also receive an additional $36 check to bring their final total to $1,000. All checks must be deposited or cashed within 90 days of receiving in the mail.
The restitution money to Arizona consumers is the result of a 2016 false-advertising lawsuit filed by the Attorney General’s Office against VW for its so-called “Clean Diesel” cars. Earlier this year, a $40 million settlement was reached, and VW agreed to pay Arizona consumers up to $10.5 million for every qualifying vehicle sold and leased in the state between 2008 and 2015. Arizona was the first state to recover additional restitution funds for VW consumers.