American buyers of Volkswagen cars received the compensation from the German automaker after it misled consumers on advertised emissions.
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Volkswagen has paid US$9.5 billion (AU$13.3B) in settlements to American owners caught in the Dieselgate scandal.

The US Federal Trade Commission released details of the payout earlier this week, outlining the compensation package for buyers of diesel Volkswagen models who were misled by the car company.

In 2015, Volkswagen Group admitted it had used software to cheat strict emissions tests across its range of diesel vehicles – including models from Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche.

More than 550,000 cars were sold in the US with misleading emissions claims, leading to fines, compensation, and charges against Volkswagen executives.

While Volkswagen paid US$9.5B out to consumers, German company Bosch has contributed US$300 million (AU$418M) for their role in the deception.

Globally, it's estimated Volkswagen Group has paid out US$33.3B (AU$46.5B) in fines, compensation, and vehicle buybacks, according to news outlet Reuters.

In Australia, the company was fined AU$125M for making false representations to consumers.

As well as having their vehicles bought back by Volkswagen, it's estimated American buyers received up-to US$10,000 (AU$14,000) in compensation.