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Volkswagen, Audi Cheating Consumers with TDI "Clean" Diesel Vehicles

The EPA recently released a shocking report which alleges that Volkswagen and Audi have been cheating consumers for years. The report suggests that the Volkswagen and Audi TDI Clean Diesel vehicles do not actually comply with the emission standards that it represents to consumers, and, in actuality, the vehicles emit emissions that are more than 40 times higher than the federal standard.

Worse yet, Volkswagen and Audi installed software in the affected vehicles that allows them to cheat on the emissions test. Commenting on the report, Cynthia Giles, the Assistant Administrator for the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance at the EPA said, "using a defeat device in cars to evade clean air standards is illegal and a threat to public health." 

Among the affected vehicles, the report states that it applies to:

  • Volkswagen Jetta (model years 2009-2015)
  • Volkswagen Beetle (model years 2009-2015)
  • Volkswagen Golf (model years 2009-2015)
  • Volkswagen Passat (model years 2012-2015)
  • Audi A3 (model years 2009-2015)

Whitfield Bryson & Mason LLP is investigating this blatant misrepresentation by Volkswagen and Audi for a possible class action lawsuit. Are you a VW or Audi owner? Outraged? Fill out the form below. 

In these types of cases, being a class representative plaintiff can be a wonderful experience. It would allow you to take a stand against VW and Audi on behalf of all the consumers who have been defrauded into paying a premium for “CleanDiesel.” There is zero financial obligation; our firm will cover all fees, expenses and risks.


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