OFFICIAL: Volkswagen TDI Goodwill Package Includes $1,000, Roadside Assistance
Volkswagen’s “2.0L TDI Customer Goodwill Package”, expected to be announced sometime today, will include three years of 24-hour Roadside Assistance in addition to two prepaid cards. Those cards will be valued at $500 each — one that can be spent anywhere and the other that can only be used at a Volkswagen dealer.
Whether you must waive certain rights or not as part of signing up to receive the package is still unknown. Volkswagen has not yet posted additional program details.
Signups for TDI customers were open for some time yesterday, though other TDI owners were unable to see the goodwill package offer prompts on the VW Diesel Info website.
Until the program details are known, we suggest not signing up to receive the package.
Once registered online, affected TDI owners should receive their package within four weeks. Owners are then asked to bring their Goodwill Package to a participating dealer, along with the affected vehicle, their driver’s licence and proof of vehicle ownership. After confirming the information is correct, the dealer will activate the two $500 prepaid cards and the 24-hour Roadside Assistance coverage,
Prepaid cards are nontransferable and can not be sold, stated Volkswagen.
Join the conversation
Latest Car ReviewsRead more
Latest Product ReviewsRead more
- Jdt65724922 How can a Chrysler E-Class ride better than a Chrysler Fifth Avenue?
- Lorenzo This series is epic, but I now fear you'll never get to the gigantic Falcon/Dart/Nova comparison.
- Chris P Bacon Ford and GM have decided that if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Odds are Chrysler/Cerberus/FCA/Stellantis is next to join in. If any of the companies like Electrify America had been even close to Tesla in reliability, we wouldn't be here.
- Inside Looking Out China will decide which EV charging protocol will become world wide standard.
- Chris P Bacon I see no reference to Sweden or South Carolina. I hate to assume, but is this thing built in China? I can't help but wonder if EVs would be more affordable to the masses if they weren't all stuffed full of horsepower most drivers will never use. How much could the price be reduced if it had, say, 200hp. Combined with the instant torque of an EV, that really is plenty of power for the daily commuter, which is what this vehicle really is.
Well isn't this just a lovely consolation prize to having no resale/trade-in value... I'll take the $500 GC but I couldn't care less about the $500 dealer card or the roadside assistance. My car will never see a dealer again unless it's a warranty issue and my car insurance and credit cards provide roadside assistance. VW can officially catch a boat to fsck-offity land in my opinion.
I looked at the site and the PDF specifically states that there's a binding arbitration clause: VOLKSWAGEN PREPAID VISA ® LOYALTY CARD CARDHOLDER AGREEMENT IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY. THIS AGREEMENT CONTAINS AN ARBITRATION PROVISION REQUIRING ALL CLAIMS TO BE RESOLVED BY WAY OF BINDING ARBITRATION