Volkswagen Emissions Lawsuits


MichieHamlett vehicle defect attorneys have filed cases in federal court involving Volkswagen cars with emission systems defeat devices. The news broke on Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, that German automaker Volkswagen has been programming more than 11 million vehicles worldwide, nearly 500,000 of those vehicles in the United States, to cheat on tests by emitting lower emissions levels in official tests than how they actually perform on the road. Michie Hamlett attorney Greg Webb details in his blog post how VW has been cheating on emissions tests for years. A Charlottesville Volkswagen owner was one of the first to file a class action lawsuit for her claim that she was defrauded by VW’s clean diesel claims. Virginia is positioned to be the key state for ongoing litigation against Volkswagen.  Learn more about how MichieHamlett is leading the way in bringing Volkswagen to justice.

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Contact Us to File an Economic Loss Claim

If you own one of the following vehicles, you may have an economic loss claim for potentially overpaying for your car and any depreciated value. For more information, contact MichieHamlett attorney Greg Webb at 1-800-451-1288 or by email.

Affected Diesel Models Include:
  • Audi A3 TDI (2010-15)
  • Beetle TDI (2012-15)
  • Beetle Convertible TDI (2012-15)
  • Golf TDI (2010-15)
  • Golf Sportwagen TDI (2015)
  • Jetta TDI (2009-15)
  • Jetta SportWagen TDI (2009-14)
  • Passat TDI (2012-15)
More Vehicles Added:

VW’s luxury brand, Porsche, has been cited by U.S. regulators for emissions cheating software. Additional models added to the list of affected vehicles include:

  • Porsche Cayenne (2014-2016)
  • VW Touareg (2014)
  • Audi A6 Quattro, A7 Quattro, A8, A8L, and Q5 (2016)
Potential Fines and Criminal Investigation

Under the Clean Air Act, Volkswagen could be fined as much as $37,500 for each vehicle in question, a possible total penalty of $18 billion. Additionally, VW now faces a criminal investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice just as General Motors did. The company announced it has set aside more than $7.2 billion to cover the anticipated cost of the scandal. Read the EPA statement on the Clean Air Act Violations.

Related News:

CNN Money (November 3, 2015) Volkswagen emission cheating scandal threatens Porsche
New York Times (November 3, 2015) Volkswagen Discloses It Submitted False Carbon Dioxide Data
CNET (October 23, 2015) US and German Transportation Heads to Meet over Volkswagen woes
New York Times (October 15, 2015) How Volkswagen Got Away With Diesel Deception
New York Times (October 7, 2015)
Volkswagen U.S. Chief Knew of Potential Emissions Problems in 2014
USA Today (October 2, 2015)
Analysis: Why VW’s Emissions Fraud is Such An Outrage
Bloomberg Business (October 1, 2015) VW Claims Mount
Washington Post (Sept. 26, 2015) What we know: the Volkswagen emissions test fraud scandal (Sept. 25, 2015) Charlottesville Woman Files Lawsuit Against Volkswagen
New York Times (Sept. 22, 2015) Volkswagen Debacle on Financial Par with BP Oil Spill
The Atlantic (Sept. 22, 2015) Clean Diesel No More: Volkswagen Scandal Grows
New York Times (Sept. 22, 2015) Volkswagen Says 11 Million Cars Worldwide Are Affected in Diesel Deception
Washington Post (Sept. 22, 2015) VW emissions cheating affects 11 million cars worldwide
International Business Times (Sept. 22, 2015) – Volkswagen Diesel Recall Update: Full List Of Cars Affected, How To Get A Refund
CNN – (Sept. 22, 2015) Volkswagen Scandal Widens
USA Today (Sept. 21, 2015) Volkswagen plays dirty with ‘clean diesel’: Our view