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Volkswagen Emissions Scandal

Volkswagen Emissions Scandal Attorneys in Landover

File a Claim with Help from Ashcraft & Gerel

People throughout the country have been affected by the recent Volkswagen emissions scandal, wherein the world’s largest car manufacturer cheated on American emissions tests. Volkswagen was caught installing secret software in many of their diesel vehicles’ electronic control modules, effectively circumventing the strict U.S. emissions tests that all vehicles are required to pass.

If you own or owned an affected Volkswagen vehicle, be sure to discuss your claim with one of our Volkswagen emissions scandal attorneys in Landover. At Ashcraft & Gerel, we have extensive experience pursuing car manufacturer liability cases and would be happy to assess your situation and determine whether you have a valid claim.

Give us a call at (301) 327-2104 to get started on your case.

Volkswagen’s “Defeat Devices”

Volkswagen has admitted to installing software – called defeat devices – that essentially helped the vehicles cheat on emissions tests. The device could detect when an official emissions test was being performed and switch to a more eco-friendly, clean operating mode in which the vehicle emitted fewer pollutants. This allowed vehicles to pass the test even though they emitted pollutants above the legal limit in day-to-day operations.

The EPA was the first to level accusations against Volkswagen after independent researchers raised questions about Volkswagen’s emissions. The company eventually admitted that defeat devices were installed in roughly 500,000 Volkswagen and Audi diesel vehicles between 2009 and 2015.

Affected vehicles include:

  • VW Diesel Jetta (2009-2015)
  • VW Diesel Beetle (2009-2015)
  • VW Diesel Passat (2009-2015)
  • VW Diesel Golf (2009-2015)
  • Audi Diesel A3 (2009-2015)

Take the Next Step: File a Claim

If you own or deal any of the affected vehicles, you may have the right to compensation. Ashcraft & Gerel wants to help you pursue that compensation. Our Landover attorneys are happy to handle your Volkswagen emission scandal claim. Discuss your situation during a free and confidential consultation.

Call (301) 327-2104 to schedule yours.

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