September 24, 2015
Attention all owners of the Volkswagen TDI Diesel automobiles. In recent news accounts, and what some are calling "Dieselgate" it is been reported that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has discovered a massive cover-up at Volkswagen group. It's TDI diesel engine is noncompliant with EPA smog emission standards.
Over 500,000 vehicles in the United States are subject to the recall with nearly 14% of those vehicles being registered in California – the state with the strictest emission laws in the nation. Additionally, the Wall Street Journal reported today that VW engineers designed software that altered the smog emission readings. In a german language video statement released by Volkswagen, Chief Executive Officer Dr. Martin Winterkorn promised to cooperate with authorities in a full and transparent investigation and apologized to the millions of Volkswagen drivers around the world. Dr. Winterkorn resigned his post on Wednesday in lieu of the scandal.
According to an article published by the New York Times on Tuesday: "It is not yet known which systems were modified. But experts are focusing on parts of the exhaust system that are designed to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxide, a pollutant that can cause emphysema, bronchitis and other respiratory diseases."
The involved TDI vehicles may be unmarketable as sources report there may be no fix. Owners of these vehicles hold substantial rights and remedies against VW that may not be fully addressed by the regulatory authorities in the administrative proceeding.
If you own or know someone who owns one of the effected vehicles we would like to speak with them about representation. Please contact us here or call us directly at 858.481.5454 to speak with an attorney.
Volkswagen TDI Diesel Vehicle Models Affected by Emissions Scandal
- Volkswagen "Jetta TDI Diesel" 2009 to 2015
- Volkswagen "Beetle and Beetle Convertible TDI Diesel" 2012 to 2015
- Volkswagen "Passat TDI Diesel" 2012 to 2015
- Audi "A3 TDI Diesel"2010 to 2015
- Volkswagen "Jetta SportWagen TDI Diesel" 2009 to 2014
- Volkswagen "Golf TDI Diesel" 2010 to 2015
- Volkswagen "Golf SportWagen TDI Diesel" 2015