December 9th, 2015|
Earlier this year, independent researchers discovered millions of vehicles manufactured by Volkswagen (VW) were equipped with a device that cheated emissions tests. As a result, resale values of recalled vehicles were affected. The Nashville defective products lawyers at Ponce Law explain that this prompted the company to devise a plan for compensating owners of affected vehicles.
Yahoo! Autos reports that VW is offering incentive packages to owners of recalled VW diesel vehicles that includes a $500 gift certificate, a $500 discount on any new VW vehicle they decide to purchase, and three years of roadside assistance services. In addition, VW covering any of the costs associated with getting vehicles to meet current emission laws.
Many say the compensation being offered is far from covering the expenses related to the loss of vehicles’ values. Two U.S. senators stated the company should be offering a buyback option and owners of affected vehicles should also have the right to take legal action against VW. Civil litigation has already been filed in several states, including a Tennessee Volkswagen recall class action lawsuit.
At Ponce Law, we are hopeful that each citizen affected by the VW emissions scandal finds a resolution to the losses they are facing.
September 28th, 2015|
When you buy a car or truck, you expect it to function as advertised. So what happens when a vehicle is defective or manufacturers mislead consumers? The Nashville defective product lawyers at Ponce Law explain that criminal and civil legal action may be taken.
The controversy surrounding hidden data regarding poor emissions tests on certain diesel vehicles manufactured by Volkswagen (VW) highlights the repercussions of failing to meet quality standards.
In Dec. 2014, VW sent letters to owners of certain models of Audi and VW diesel vehicles in California explaining the emissions software in their vehicles required an update to ensure proper function. A further investigation by federal officials concluded that VW concealed data from the public that showed some diesel vehicles didn’t perform on emissions tests as well as was advertised.
According to Reuters, as many as 11 million vehicles worldwide could be affected by the recall that follows the release of these findings. Furthermore, more than two dozen lawsuits were filed, and VW has allocated $7.3 billion to cover costs associated with faulty vehicles.
If you own a diesel VW or Audi vehicle affected by emissions scandal, a lawyer may be able to help protect your rights to compensation. Feel free to meet our attorneys to learn more about how we can help.