Volkswagen Diesel Emissions Scam Investigation

On September 18, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ordered Volkswagen to fix nearly 500,000 of its diesel cars that the EPA said contained technology to fool emissions testing.

The EPA said the software deceived regulators measuring toxic emissions, adding that Volkswagen could face fines of up to $18 billion as a result.

The cars in question contain software that turns off emissions controls when driving normally and turns them on when the car is undergoing an emissions test. The feature, which the EPA called a "defeat device," masks the true emissions only during testing. When the cars are on the road, they emit as much as 40 times the level of pollutants allowed under clean air rules meant to ensure public health is protected.

The recall affects the following vehicles:

  • 2009-2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
  • 2009-2015 Volkswagen Beetle TDI
  • 2009-2015 Audi A3 TDI
  • 2009-2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI
  • 2014-2015 Volkswagen Passat TDI

If you believe you may be impacted by this recall, or if you would like to learn more about this potential matter, please contact us immediately by completing the form on this page or by calling us toll-free at 1-866-714-0877.

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