Were you cheated by Volkswagen and unknowingly drove a diesel vehicle that horribly failed emissions tests? You’re not alone. Volkswagen knowingly sold nearly 500,000 diesel vehicles (only in the U.S.) that did not meet standards, and now the EPA is seeking justice. We are fighting alongside the EPA to provide you the opportunity to hold Volkswagen accountable for their wrongdoing. Contact your local attorney at Foshee & Yaffe for more information now if you have one of these diesel cars:
- Jetta, Beetle, & Golf 2009–2015
- Passat 2014–2015
- Audi A3 2009–2015
HOW DID VW DO THIS?
Nearly 500,000 Volkswagen and Audi diesel vehicles don’t come close to the legal emission limit. In fact, these cars are producing between 10 and 40 times the legal amount of emissions, such as nitrogen oxide, that can lead to asthma and other health problems. Each of these vehicles was programmed with a software that could easily detect when it was undergoing an emissions test. As soon as this was detected, the vehicle switched to operate within the legal emission limits. Once the test was completed, it would revert to exceeding the emission limit.
WHY WOULD VW DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS?
Diesel engines are known to be fuel-efficient engines, but they are also known to be dirty. It is difficult to make a diesel engine run clean. It could take millions of dollars to research methods for maintaining fuel efficiency while running a clean engine, and VW just couldn’t do it. Instead, they cheated by creating the software program.
WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT IT?
We’re sorry to tell you that if you own one of the diesel VW cars listed above, you’ve been affected by the scandal. You, yourself, are not necessarily in danger, nor are the people around you. VW has not currently announced any recalls or plans to attack this problem. By continuing to drive your vehicle, you are simply harming the environment more than VW led us to believe. Visit Foshee & Yaffe in Oklahoma City to speak with our experienced product litigation lawyers. We will help you through this process.