Note: The following only applies to vehicles with diesel engines (TDI engines). Volkswagen manufactures many cars that do not have diesel engines and if you own one of these non-diesel cars (gas, hybrid, electric), this scandal does not directly affect you.
For years Volkswagen has been marketing their “clean diesel” vehicles (TDI models) to Americans just like you. The thing is, there was nothing “clean” about these diesel cars and they actually emitted up to 40x the level permitted by the State of California. More shockingly, VW has admitted that they purposely installed software that tricked emissions testers into certifying their diesel vehicles. Approximately 68,000 of these vehicles were sold in California alone. Each of these VW TDIs are now in a non-compliant state (they cannot pass emissions testing) and as such cannot be registered without software and/or hardware modifications. Further, the value of these cars have taken a substantial hit due to the inability to register them and the vehicle’s inability to preform as advertised (gas-mileage and performance).
None of this is your fault, but if you are going to recover the money you deserve as a victim of consumer fraud, you need an experienced consumer lawyer to represent you in a lawsuit against Volkswagen – that’s us. We are paid on a contingency fee, which means you don’t owe us anything until/unless we recover money from Volkswagen on your behalf. Additionally, we want to make joining the lawsuit against Volkswagen as simple and painless as possible for you, so if you prefer you don’t need to come into our San Francisco office to get your claim going. We can handle everything over the phone and internet. All we need from you is information related to your vehicle and some background information about you and your purchase.
Volkswagen TDI Models Involved In The “Clean Diesel” Fraud
VW Jetta SportWagen TDI (model years: 2009-2014)
VW Beetle and Beetle Convertible TDI (model years: 2012-2015)
VW Passat TDI (model years: 2012-2015)
VW Golf TDI (model years: 2010-2015)
VW Golf SportWagen TDI (model year: 2015)
VW Touareg TDI (model year: 2014)
Audi A3 TDI (model years: 2010-2015)
Audi A6 TDI Quattro (model year: 2016)
Audi A7 TDI Quattro (model year: 2016)
Audi A8 TDI Quattro (model year: 2016)
Audi Q5 TDI (model year: 2016)
Porsche Cayenne TDI (model year: 2015)
What Did Volkswagen Do?
In late September, 2015 the U.S Environmental Protection Agency ordered VolksWagen to recall nearly 500,000 cars they sold in the United States after they were caught having installed software in the vehicles that were activated only when the software detected that the vehicle was undergoing emissions testing. When the vehicle was not undergoing emissions testing, the software was deactivated so that the vehicle exhibited better performance and gas mileage. To learn more about the specifics of the fraud that has been perpetrated on you, read the NY Times article on the VW Diesel Fraud.
How Does Volkswagen’s Fraud Affect Me?
In addition to being deceived by Europe’s largest automobile manufacturer, your car is now unable to pass emissions/smog testing. As a result it cannot be legally registered in CA. Additionally, your car has taken a huge hit in value because you cannot re-sell it. Your car also needs to be repaired/replaced. If you own one of the vehicles involved in this fraud, you are entitled to financial damages for the diminished value of your car, the costs of repairing or replacing it and punitive damages for being the victim of consumer fraud.
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*DIESEL VEHICLES ONLY