Volkswagen Emissions Scandal Attorneys in Manassas
Emissions Scandal Victims Deserve Compensation
People around the world were shocked when Volkswagen was revealed to be cheating on emissions tests. The company was able to manipulate tests using secret software installed in many diesel vehicles’ electronic control modules. The affected vehicles were manufactured between 2008 and 2015.
If you own or deal Volkswagen vehicles, you may be eligible to receive compensation as part of this scandal and recall. Do not hesitate to consult with our Volkswagen emissions scandal lawyers in Manassas. We have extensive experience handling auto product liability claims and are eager to put that experience to work for you.
The Source of the Scandal
By installing “defeat devices” in its diesel vehicles, Volkswagen was able to get numerous cars past strict emissions tests even though its vehicles emitted pollutants over the legal limit. The secret device allowed the vehicle to recognize when an official emissions test was being performed and switch over to a clean operating mode that limited the pollutants it released. After the test, the vehicle would simply switch back to its normal operating mode, emitting 10 to 40 times more pollutants.
Taking Legal Action against Volkswagen
The U.S. EPA filed allegations against Volkswagen in 2015 after independent researchers questioned the company’s emissions. Volkswagen initially denied any wrongdoing but eventually admitted to installing defeat devices in approximately 500,000 Audi and Volkswagen diesel vehicles.
Affected models include the 2009-2015:
- VW Diesel Jetta
- VW Diesel Beetle
- VW Diesel Passat
- VW Diesel Golf
- Audi Diesel A3
Take the Next Step: Legal Action
Anyone who owns or deals these affected vehicles should consult with our team at Ashcraft & Gerel. We can explain your right and options moving forward.
Our firm is proud to be at the forefront of product liability litigation. We have a strong track record of success and are passionate about improving public safety. Let’s hold Volkswagen accountable for its actions; schedule a free consultation with us today.
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