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Volkswagen Caught Defrauding Regulators – Potentially 11 Million Vehicles Affected

| Sep 22, 2015 | Automobile Defects

If you are driving a Volkswagen car is there anything else you can’t trust?

Volkswagen has admitted that 11 million of its vehicles were equipped with a Type EA 189 2-liter diesel engine that were manufactured with software that was used to cheat on emission tests.  Previously, Volkswagen had acknowledged that the problem affected only 500,000 vehicles in the U.S.  Now, it is likely that the affected cars are worldwide.  The Environmental Protection Agency first noticed the problem and accused Volkswagen of deliberately evading pollution tests.  Volkswagen finally conceded that there was a difference between the test results and the actual road emission.  It appears that the diesel cars were programmed to sense when emission were being tested and to turn on equipment that reduced emissions, according to US officials.

Click here to read the full New York Times article: Volkswagen Says 11 Million Cars Worldwide Are Affected in Diesel Deception

Volkswagen is the maker of the Jetta, the Passat, the CC, the Golf, the Golf GTI, the Golf R, the e-Golf, the Tiguan, the Touareg, the Golf SportWagen, the Beetle, and the Eos.

Is Volkswagen hiding other secrets?  Can you really believe what Volkswagen says about safety?

In California, there is a jury instruction that reads as follows: “However, if you decide that a witness has deliberately testified untruthfully about something important, you may choose not to believe anything that witness said.”  CACI 107

Is this the end or the beginning of Volkswagen’s problems?

Countless Americans have placed their trust in this brand and Volkswagen has betrayed them.

Americans rely on manufacturers to provide a safe well-designed product.  Sadly, that is not often the case.  The Auto Defect Attorneys at The Brandi Law Firm have successfully represented many people injured from defective autos such as Toyotas, Fords, Chryslers, Hondas, GM, and their component parts. Additionally, we have successfully represented people injured by defective helmets, bicycles, motorcycles, fuel pumps, brakes, car seats, seat belts, air bags, table saws, pumps, industrial machinery used in the workplace, barbeques, heating systems, and numerous other household and industrial products.

Often times, people involved in accidents do not examine the issues of defective product design, the risks inherent in the design, feasible alternatives, and appropriate warnings. In a car accident, we examine whether the car was truly crashworthy – does it contain the appropriate crash protection. In accidents where someone strikes a guardrail, people often do not consider the guardrail may be unsafe, installed improperly, or whether there is a contributing factor in the roadway design leading to a dangerous condition. We have represented a number of people seriously injured in these types of accidents involving dangerous conditions of roads and crashworthy vehicles.  If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto crash, our attorneys at The Brandi Law Firm are available to consult with you.  Please contact our office at 800-481-1615 or email us.

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