Volkswagen in Canada rolled out the same â€œgoodwillâ€� package for Canadian customers that they did for U.S. customers last month, according to Green Car Reports (via Autoblog).
Diesel buyers north of the border â€” up to 100,000 of them â€” will get the same $500 Visa gift card, $500 dealer gift card and three years of roadside assistance that U.S. owners received in November.
Volkswagen diesel owners can register their cars via Volkswagen Canadaâ€™s diesel emissions site.
In a letter posted on the Volkswagen Canada website, President Maria StenstrÃ¶m said the company may have waited too long to answer ownersâ€™ questions, but that the countryâ€™s goodwill package could help the company regain some of its customersâ€™ trust.
From the letter:
Did we mess up? Yes. Do we have all the answers? No. Can we be accused of being too silent for too long? Perhaps.
Itâ€™s unclear when goodwill packages may be shipping for Canadian customers.
The â€œgoodwillâ€� program complements a large apology campaign by Volkswagen CanadaÂ the automaker started this month.