Lawsuits are being filed across the country on news that VW and Audi cheated on emissions tests.
On September 18, 2015, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Volkswagen and Audi’s illegal emissions scheme to pass their diesel vehicles through the testing process.
In actual road tests, the VW and Audi vehicles resulted in over 40 times the legal emissions.
If you have one of the effected models below, you are entitled to compensation for your damages. Consumers who purchased these vehicles cannot register them, cannot sell them and have been defrauded.
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What are the lawsuits about?
After an extensive investigation by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB), it was announced that Volkswagen and Audi had installed software in millions of vehicles worldwide that would deceive the emissions tests when connected. Once the vehicles were tested on the roads, there was a 40x increase in the amount of emissions. VW admitted to this program and there are criminal investigations now underway.
Who can qualify?
If you have purchased or leased a Volkswagon TDI (diesel) vehicle between 2009 – 2015, check this list to see if your case is on that list. Call or email us today to see if you qualify for the class action lawsuit. To qualify, you must have a vehicle on the list. Here is the criteria:
Your car must be a Volkswagen TDI or an Audi (diesel only)
It must be model year 2009 or newer
It must be either an Audi A3, Golf, Jetta or Passat
VW SPORT WAGEN
VW GOLF CONVRT
(2010 – 2015)
(2010 – 2015)
Impact of defect
Not only have consumers paid an extra premium (between $1,000 – $7,000 per vehicle) to purchase or lease one of the Volkswagen or Audi diesel cars under the advertising banner “Clean Diesel,” but those who still have the vehicles have diminished performance (less horse power and performance), diminished value, inability to register the vehicle and probability of difficult, if not improbable sales of the vehicle.
Where to file your claim?
There have been over 250 class action lawsuits filed across the country related to the Volkswagen TDI emissions fraud. In Nationwide class action cases, it is typical that ultimately, the lawsuits are consolidated into one jurisdiction for efficiency. This is very common. We believe, that California and more specifically, Central District of Los Angeles will and should be where the class ends up. Volkswagen has a strong presence here in Los Angeles with facilities, executives and staff that would make it the more feasible venue.