VW emissions attorneys note a November 2, 2015 letter to Volkswagen AG, Porsche AG and Audi AG detailing a second notice of violation by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as more vehicles are found to have suspected emissions cheating software. The first violation was issued by the agency in September 2015 when it was found that VW used the software to allegedly cheat pollution tests required of cars sold in the U.S., product liability attorneys note.
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VW Emissions Scandal Expanded to Porsche, Audi and Other VW Models
According to usatoday.com, in September 2015 Volkswagen admitted that it had disregarded U.S. federal regulations by inserting software to defeat emissions testing on up to 11 million diesel cars worldwide, including certain versions of the Jetta, Passat, Golf and Beetle. On November 2, 2015, the EPA issued a notice that its investigation was being extended to additional VW models, in addition to certain Porsche and Audi vehicles. Specifically, the vehicles mentioned in the EPA letter include the:
- 2014 3.0 Liter Diesel Touareg
- 2015 Porsche Cayenne
- 2016 Audi A6 Quattro
- 2016 Audi A7 Quattro
- 2016 Audi A8
- 2016 Audi A8L
- 2016 Audi Q5
The additional vehicles could expose the automaker to more than $375 million in Clean Air Act penalties on top of the $18 billion in penalties the company could incur from other violations. Affected consumers may also be entitled to compensation.
Affected Consumers May Be Entitled to Compensation
According to lawsuits that have been filed against Volkswagen and others alleged to have been involved in the VW emissions scandal, the actions of the defendants constitute fraud and misrepresentation, breach of warranty, breach of contract and violations of various consumer protection laws. Compensation is being sought for:
- Costs incurred by owners, including loss of value, attributable to any wrongful conduct
- Refund of the purchase price paid for affected vehicles
- Damages related to violations of consumer protection acts
- Attorneys’ fees
Affected consumers are encouraged to speak with a consumer fraud attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies against the auto makers.
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