Tennessee Volkswagen Recall Class Action Lawsuit

For more than half a decade, Volkswagen and Audi marketed their “Clean Diesel” turbodiesel (TDI) vehicles as more fuel efficient, environmentally friendly alternatives to gasoline-powered vehicles. But in 2015, auto researchers at West Virginia University alerted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that Volkswagen was using illegal tactics to cheat emissions tests.

An EPA investigation found that VW Clean Diesel vehicles contain software that turns off emissions controls when vehicles are driven normally. When the EPA demanded an explanation, Volkswagen admitted to evading clean air laws.

At Ponce Law, we don’t think it’s right when corporations deceive consumers and break the rules, and we’re ready to help you take legal action. If you own a recalled diesel-powered VW or Audi, contact our Tennessee consumer fraud attorneys today. You may be entitled to compensation—but time is limited. Call us 24/7 at (800) 363-9113 or complete a free initial consultation form to get started now.

Which VW and Audi diesel models are affected?

Volkswagen and Audi must now initiate a recall to fix the emissions systems in eight diesel vehicle models:

  • VW Jetta (2009-2015)
  • VW Jetta Sportwagen (2009-2014)
  • VW Beetle (2012-2015)
  • VW Beetle Convertible (2012-2015)
  • Audi A3 (2010-2015)
  • VW Golf (2010-2015)
  • VW Golf Sportwagen (2015)
  • VW Passat (2012-2015)

VW Facing Criminal Investigation for Cheating Emissions Tests

Already facing up to $18 billion in fines from the EPA, Volkswagen is now the subject of a U.S. Department of Justice criminal investigation. Volkswagen’s CEO, Martin Winterkorn, resigned less than one week after the EPA announced VW’s Clean Air Act violations. It has yet to be determined if company executives will be prosecuted over their involvement in the scandal.

Volkswagen TDI Owners Were Deceived

Volkswagen and Audi cars with the four-cylinder CleanDiesel TDI engine were more expensive than equivalent models with gasoline engines. Many buyers purchased the vehicles because they believed they were getting vehicles with better gas mileage, lower emissions, and higher resale values. Unfortunately, owners didn’t get what they paid for.

Worse yet, VW’s proposed emissions system fix—a software upgrade—may reduce vehicle performance, a factor that could damage resale values of recalled vehicles.

Get Help With Your VW Diesel Emissions Lawsuit

If you own a recalled Volkswagen or Audi, Ponce Law wants to help. We’ve been fighting for people in Nashville and Middle Tennessee for more than 20 years, and we want to help you too. Our consumer fraud attorneys are ready to review your case—just dial (800) 363-9113 or complete a free initial consultation form today.