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Is there a fix for the Gen 1 TDI?

I want to tune mine and delete the DPF. Just waiting on whether a fix becomes available. I don't want to trade it in or sell it back to VW. There's nothing else out there I want.

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I want to tune mine and delete the DPF. Just waiting on whether a fix becomes available. I don't want to trade it in or sell it back to VW. There's nothing else out there I want.
There are rumors of what they are referring to as a "Reduced Emissions Fix", but I have not seen anything actually been officially announced.

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There is no fix offered by VW and I don't think that there will ever be one. VW has probably bought back over 85% of the 3.0L's out there and are not wasting one single cent on vehicles that are now anywhere from 6-8 years old.

If you like your Gen1 TDI, you can keep your Gen1 TDI.
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I want to tune mine and delete the DPF. Just waiting on whether a fix becomes available. I don't want to trade it in or sell it back to VW.
Removing or circumventing emission control mechanisms (like DPF and EGR) from vehicles that were supplied with them from factory is illegal in most jurisdictions, and will lead to your car failing inspection/MOT.
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They will have to buy back all the Gen 1s if there is no fix at a pretty big price,but that may still be less than a fix. No fix and I'll sell back,because it will be a white elephant when you need to get rid of it. I hate the idea of anything else I've seen so far.
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VW in Canada has til Sept of this year to find a fix for the Gen 1ís. If no fix, then they will start offering buy backs & or sorry $. This is the official statement in the not signed agreement between VW & QC and ONT Gov. The rest of Canada falls under ONT agreement...because QC is special. lol.....special ed that is. lol

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VW in Canada has til Sept of this year to find a fix for the Gen 1ís. If no fix, then they will start offering buy backs & or sorry $. This is the official statement in the not signed agreement between VW & QC and ONT Gov. The rest of Canada falls under ONT agreement...because QC is special. lol.....special ed that is. lol
What would happen if there was no fix and I wanted to keep the car? No $?

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What would happen if there was no fix and I wanted to keep the car? No $?
The official doc is long & complicated but my understanding is, no fix, no $ except for buy back. Donít quote me on that though. If you read the doc, your head will spin. Crazy formulas etc etc for buy back values based on trim level & mileage etc. Many different comboís depending if you are the original owner & bought off VW or 2nd owner before Oct 2015 or after etc etc.
Iím thinking of keeping ours too, no matter what and the fact that it will be 9 months from now before anything can happen anyways for the Gen 1 owners.

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What would happen if there was no fix and I wanted to keep the car? No $?
It's very simple. You are not required to hand over your car, either for a fix or for a buyback.

If there's a fix for our Gen 1 cars, once you have the work completed, you'll get a check from VW. Maybe $12K. And I believe an extended warranty may be applied.

If there's no fix for the Gen 1, you have two options.

Keep the car and carry on. You won't get any money from VW. You may have issues passing emissions tests at some point in the future, depending on where you live. You may not be able to register/drive the car in California (for instance). You should have already gotten $1K in initial goodwill payments and another $1500 from Bosch. That is all yours to keep.

Or you can choose to turn the car in for a pretty good return on your investment. Our '10, loaded, with 150K miles on it, will bring us approximately $28K when we turn it in. Not a bad deal, given we've owned it for a couple of years and paid substantially less when we purchased it used from another forum member.

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