In one of the largest vehicle scandals to date, Volkswagen has admitted to installing software known as "defeat devices" in their diesel vehicles that were manufactured between 2008 and 2015. These devices allowed Volkswagen's diesel vehicles to pass emission tests when, in reality, they were putting out 10-40% higher amounts of pollution than the allowable level.
While touting themselves as a clean-diesel company and promoting an ideal of being environmentally-friendly, Volkswagen was knowingly polluting the environment and cheating to do so.
If you own a diesel Volkswagen, you may be entitled to compensation due to the fact that Volkswagen committed fraud by selling these vehicles with "defeat devices" and because of the loss in resale value your vehicle may experience. Contact our Los Angeles consumer fraud attorney, Howard D. Silver, today to discuss your case for free. Call (855) 341-2611.
Volkswagen Recall Details
The high-ranking members of Volkswagen have admitted that they cheated on purpose by installing these "defeat devices." Volkswagen will be recalling all of the diesel models affected by the defeat devices in order to retrofit them so they are up to the standards put forth by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). There are upwards of 500,000 of these vehicles in the United States and around 11 million of them worldwide. All diesel Volkswagen sales have been halted until the retrofitting can occur.
Volkswagen may be facing fines in the realm of $37,500 per vehicle which could mean a penalty of nearly $18 billion just for the vehicles in the United States.
Consumer Fraud and Lost Brand Value
Volkswagen willingly and purposefully sold these vehicles with "defeat devices" in them and then touted them as environmentally-friendly. This is a fraudulent act and may be something that our attorney can help you get compensation for. In addition to filing a lawsuit against the fraudulent activity, our Los Angeles attorney can help you determine if you have grounds to sue because of the lost resale value your vehicle may experience.
Volkswagen's brand value has gone down since this scandal has been exposed and this could mean that your vehicle may be harder to resell and may resell for a significantly lower price.
Help From Our San Bernardino Consumer Fraud Lawyer
Whether you're looking for help in seeking compensation because of your recalled diesel Volkswagen or are interested in pursuing a larger lawsuit for the loss of resale value, our attorney can help you. We will thoroughly investigate your case and ensure that we seek the maximum value. We help clients in the Los Angeles, San Bernardino area, and all of California. Contact us today so that we can help you! You can fill out the form on this page or call us at (855) 341-2611.