VW’s Mess: Not Just About Emissions, But Fraud

VW emissions scandal

Volkswagen is the largest automaker in the world.

The EPA recently exposed that Volkswagen might also be the biggest liar.

If you're among those affected by the VW emissions scandal and you're interested in the possibility of taking legal action, call us at 213-262-6777 or use our online form today. We will consult with you and help you understand your options.

The EPA, on September 18, 2015, blew the lid off of Volkswagen's illegal emissions scheme, revealing that VW and Audi cars are secretly fitted with a device that fools emissions testing.

News that the formerly trusted automaker lied and cheated its way all the way to the bank, rocked not only American consumers, but also the world economy.

Consumers worldwide trusted VW and believed the promises VW made. People enjoyed driving the peppy, fuel efficient, environmentally conscious and allegedly "Clean Diesel" cars.

Having the curtain lifted and seeing now what VW really is, consumers are left holding the proverbial bag.

These are cars that can't be sold, cars that can't be registered, cars that spew noxious pollutants. Even if VW is able to come up with a "fix" to correct the issue (and that's a big if), consumers will be left with cars that don't have that same pep, the same high fuel economy, and not even close to the same value.

Upon initial evaluation, there are over 482,000 affected vehicles in the U.S. alone.

The list of affected makes and models (diesel only):

  • VW Jetta (2009-2015)
  • VW Jetta SportWagen (2009-2015)
  • VW Beetle (2012-2015)
  • VW Beetle Convertible (2012-2015)
  • VW Golf (2010-2015)
  • VW Golf SportWagen (2015)
  • VW Passat (2012-2015)
  • VW Touareg (2014)
  • Porsche Cayenne (2015)
  • Audi A3 (2010-2015)
  • Audi A6 Quattro (2016)
  • Audi A7 Quattro (2016)
  • Audi A8 (2016)
  • Audi A8L (2016)
  • Audi Q5 (2016)

Girardi Keese filed one of the first class action complaints on Monday, September 21, 2015, shortly after the news broke.

We plan to help make sure that consumers are not left taking a loss because VW is a liar and a cheat. If you are one of those affected and are interested in taking part, call 213-262-6777 or use our online form now.