History Repeats Itself: Volkswagen was Sued by the EPA for Cheating on Emissions in 1974

In 1974, Volkswagen was sued by the U.S. EPA for violating the Clean Air Act by utilizing emissions defeat devices on their vehicles.  VW settled the lawsuit for $120,000 and the promise to comply with the Clean Air Act in the future.  This past violation is virtually identical to the current VW “clean diesel” fraud. [...]

October 1st, 2015|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on History Repeats Itself: Volkswagen was Sued by the EPA for Cheating on Emissions in 1974

Volkswagen Cheated to Steal Money from Consumers While Damaging the Environment

On September 24, 2015, The Brandi Law Firm filed a proposed class action suit against Volkswagen U.S. for allegedly using software to cheat emissions tests.  (Goodrich et al v. Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. and Volkswagen AG, United States District Court Northern District No. 3:15-cv-04397 EDL) In the complaint, The Brandi Law Firm alleges; “In [...]

September 29th, 2015|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Volkswagen Cheated to Steal Money from Consumers While Damaging the Environment

Volkswagen Caught Defrauding Regulators – Potentially 11 Million Vehicles Affected

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 [...]

September 22nd, 2015|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Volkswagen Caught Defrauding Regulators – Potentially 11 Million Vehicles Affected