Volkswagen Emissions Fraud Lawsuits

VW

Kreindler and Kreindler, LLP launched a global investigation into allegations that Volkswagen AG, Audi AG, and Volkswagen Group of America (collectively referred to as Volkswagen) secretly programmed proprietary software in their "Clean Diesel" cars from 2009 through 2015 to knowingly violate emissions standards.

In October 2016, VW agreed to pay drivers up to $10 billion in compensation and another $4.7 billion into remedial programs approved by the EPA to offset the excess emissions of its diesels

Since 1950, we have recovered billions of dollars for our clients through trial and settlement proceedings.

The VW lawsuit affected people who owned or leased any of the following models:

  • Jetta (2009 - 2015)
  • Jetta SportWagen (2009 - 2014)
  • Beetle (2012 - 2015)
  • Beetle Convertible (2012 - 2015)
  • Audi A3 (2010 - 2015)
  • Golf (2010 - 2015)
  • Golf SportWagen (2015)
  • Passat (2012-2015)

People damaged by Volkswagen's fraudulent actions:

  • People who purchased one of the affected vehicles
  • Dealers who sell the VW and Audi diesel vehicles
  • Financial investors of Volkswagen have already taken a beating
  • Diesel competitors of Volkswagen and Audi who were competing with fraudulent marketing for 6 years
  • Individuals who may have been injured or killed by the illegal levels of toxic chemicals that were regularly spewing out of these vehicles

Some practical consequences you may experience:

  • Your diesel Volkswagen or Audi is likely worth far less today than it was prior to September 18, 2015. Car dealers and insurance companies refer to this as diminished value. This is particularly upsetting in that you likely paid a premium for the vehicle because it was sold as "clean diesel."
  • Inability to re-register your vehicle until recall repairs are completed.
  • You may be now part of an unprecedented volume of customers trying to schedule repairs that will incredibly result in a car that gets worse gas mileage and slower performance. That said, the engine formerly hailed as "clean diesel" will no longer pollute the earth at the same rate it has been polluting.