Dozens of class action lawsuits have been filed by Audi owners against Volkswagen for selling “Clean Diesel” cars that have illegal software that cheat on emissions tests.
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Audi Class Actions
Volkswagen (VW) has admitted using illegal software called a “defeat device” to sense when the car is being tested for emissions and temporarily reduce emissions to meet legal standards.
But on the road, the cars emit 10-40X the legal limit of nitrogen oxide, a toxic gas that can cause respiratory problems. Even more troubling, the diesel vehicles were marketed as environmentally-friendly “Clean Diesel.”
About 11 million vehicles worldwide are affected, including about 13,000 Audi TDIs that were sold in the U.S. since 2009.
VW is now facing dozens of class action lawsuits from owners all over the U.S., including many Audi owners. According to one plaintiff, “Every reason that I bought the car was based on a lie.”
Audi TDI® “Clean Diesel” vehicles include:
Performance vs. Emissions Trade-Off
The “defeat device” can be removed from the car by updating the software. However, because there is a trade-off between emissions and performance, fixing the car could noticeably decrease fuel-efficiency and performance. Retrofitting the exhaust system is another option, but it would cost thousands of dollars per vehicle and might affect resale value.
What is the problem?
The Clark Firm, LLP is nationally recognized as a class action law firm, but our attorneys are not filing an Audi class action lawsuit against Volkswagen. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits.
About Class Actions
Class actions are typically filed by one person, called the “class representative,” on behalf of a much larger group of people with the same legal claim. Lawyers use the representative’s case to fight for compensation on behalf of the whole group. If compensation is awarded, lawyers take a percentage and divide the remainder among everyone who joins the lawsuit.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action
Class actions can have disadvantages for individual plaintiffs with the most serious claims. You have probably heard about attorneys taking huge cuts of the payout, leaving pennies on the dollar for plaintiffs.
Instead of a class action, our attorneys are filing individual lawsuits. We specialize in providing personal legal representation and maximizing compensation for each of our clients.
If you decide to join this litigation, you could receive compensation for your economic and non-economic losses, lost resale value on your car, decreased performance after it is fixed, punitive damages against Volkswagen, and more.