About Volkswagen Emission Fraud
Auto manufacturers that wish to sell vehicles in the United States must abide by strict emission standards. There is a set test that vehicles must be able to perform and their emissions are monitored during the test. Volkswagen figured out how to cheat the emissions tests and outfitted their diesel vehicles with software that circumvents EPA emission tests. CBS News reports that as many as 11 million vehicles have the illegal software that cheats emissions tests.
Cars Affected by the Volkswagen Illegal Emission Software
At this point, these are the known affected Volkswagen vehicles. There may be more Volkswagen models added as this developing story goes on; the Volkswagen illegal emissions debacle was just announced in September of 2015. Even if your Volkswagen diesel vehicle is not listed, we still suggest you contact our defective product lawyers to see if your car contains the illegal emissions software designed to cheat emissions tests. According to the Chicago Tribune, these are currently the affected vehicles:
- Audi A3 (2010-2015)
- Beetle (2012-2015)
- Beetle Convertible (2012-2015)
- Golf (2010-2015)
- Golf Sportwagen (2015)
- Jetta (2009-2015)
- Jetta Sportwagen (2009-2014)
- Passat (2012-2015)
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Compensation for Affected Volkswagen Vehicles
As is, many Volkswagens on the road do not comply with their states emission standards and may be removed from the roads. The resale value of Volkswagen diesel vehicles is expected to plummet, which will hurt consumers bottom line. USA Today believes that Volkswagen diesel buyers paid $1,000 to $7,000 more for the fuel-saving diesel over gas engines. The New York Times is reporting that Volkswagen may simply just buy the vehicles back from owners. The New York Times believes the money set aside is close to the amount needed to buy back all U.S. diesel vehicles.
Volkswagen® Emission Class Action Lawsuits
Filing a Volkswagen class action lawsuit may provide compensation to those affected by the illegal emissions software. In a Volkswagen class action lawsuit, many plaintiffs cases will be decided together. In some class action lawsuits, the plaintiffs will split the settlement equally. If you are interested in being a part of the Volkswagen class action lawsuit, contact our Volkswagen diesel emissions lawyers for help.
Volkswagen Multidistrict Litigation (MDL)
Filing a lawsuit in a Volkswagen multidistrict litigation (MDL) is an alternative to a Volkswagen class action lawsuit. MDLs are often preferred by many defective product law firms because they sometimes provide more compensation for plaintiffs. Like a Volkswagen class action lawsuit, your case will be compiled into one court with many others, but in a MDL, your actual damages are decided upon individually.
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