Did You Purchase a 2009 – 2015 Diesel Volkswagen or Audi?
Ernster Law Firm, PLLC is investigating and accepting claims regarding Volkswagen’s illegal installation of software determined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to be a “defeat device” on several diesel models as a means of circumventing U.S. vehicle emissions regulations. Cynthia Giles, Assistant Administrator for the EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, has declared Volkswagen’s actions “illegal and a threat to public health.”
The diesel models suspected to have illegally sidestepped regulatory testing include:
- Audi A3, 2009-2015
- Volkswagen Beetle, 2009-2015
- Volkswagen Golf, 2009-2015
- Volkswagen Jetta, 2009-2015
- Volkswagen Passat, 2014-2015
In its article How Volkswagen Got Busted for Skirting EPA Diesel Emissions Standards, Car and Driver reports that when faced with the prospect of no longer being allowed to sell diesel vehicles in the United States, the automaker admitted it had knowingly installed a sophisticated software algorithm to reduce emissions while undergoing testing.
In September 2015, Harris County, Texas sued Volkswagen of America, Inc., alleging that the company fraudulently manipulated emission controls in vehicles. In that lawsuit, Harris County reportedly seeks civil penalties related to the estimated 6,000 diesel Volkswagens sold in Harris County. Harris County’s attorney, Vince Ryan, was quoted as follows: “Volkswagen’s deceitful acts have damaged the county’s ability to improve air attainment status and protect our citizens.”
Class action lawsuits have been filed by people who owned the affected autos, but Ernster Law Firm, PLLC seeks to pursue individual claims for individuals. We believe that filing suits for individuals will result in maximizing our clients’ claims. If you have purchased one of the above-listed vehicles, you may contact Ernster Law Firm, PLLC for a free, confidential case review. Please complete and submit the form on the left-hand side of this page, or call us at (713) 821-9433.
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