Volkswagen has been found guilty of putting software in as many as 11 million of their diesel vehicles that would help them to cheat emission tests. The software, also known as defeat devices, helped the diesel vehicles to appear more clean than they really are. It was found that these vehicles were actually putting out 40 times more than the allowed level of pollution.
Volkswagen is being required to recall at least 500,000 diesel vehicles and fix the emissions problem so that the vehicles are actually as clean as they claim to be. Additionally, VW has announced that they will retrofit as many as 11 million vehicles worldwide. VW has suspended sales of their diesel models and may put out upwards of $6.5 billion in order to retrofit all of the recalled vehicles.
Consumer Fraud Lawsuits Based Upon Volkswagen Recall
If you are an owner of a diesel Volkswagen that is part of the recall, you may have recourse to file a lawsuit for compensation. Our Los Angeles consumer fraud attorney, Howard D. Silver, can help you determine if you have grounds to file a suit.
Volkswagen has always been touted as one of the leaders in their engineering abilities and is now facing a huge change in its brand power. This may send ripples onto consumers as they attempt to sell their Volkswagen vehicles in the future. Our attorney can help you determine how much resale value your car may have lost due to this giant recall.
If you own a diesel Volkswagen, contact our San Bernardino auto dealer attorney today to determine how much you may be able to compensated. Call us at (855) 341-2611.