"For years Volkswagen's ads touted the company's 'Clean Diesel' cars even though it now appears Volkswagen rigged the cars with devices designed to defeat emissions tests."
- FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez
In a press release late last month, the Federal Trade Commission announced that it was suing automaker Volkswagen for deceptive ads run in 2008-2015, a seven-year period during which VW sold roughly half a million "clean diesel" VW and Audi models to unwitting consumers.
VW's infamous emissions scandal - in which the automaker rigged its cars to cheat emissions tests - revealed that the apparently "clean diesel" vehicles were anything but. If you've been driving a "clean diesel" VW or Audi, read about joining our class action against the automaker.