Settlement negotiations are currently in progress, and the judge has enforced
a June 21, 2016 deadline for the parties to come to a settlement. The
model and year of the vehicles in question are:
Volkswagen Jetta TDI
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI
Volkswagen Beetle TDI
Volkswagen Beetle Convertible TDI
Volkswagen Golf TDI
Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TDI
Volkswagen Passat TDI
Audi A3 TDI
In September of last year, German automaker Volkswagen Group admitted to
creating and using emissions-cheating software for 2.0-liter diesel models,
affecting around 11 million vehicles worldwide, and approximately 600,000
vehicles in the U.S.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found that the Volkswagen Group
intentionally programmed turbocharged direct injection (TDI) diesel engines
to activate emissions controls during laboratory testing to allow the
vehicles’ nitrogen oxide (NOx) output to meet U.S. standards. When driven in real-world scenarios, the
vehicles emitted up to 40 times more NOx than they did during testing.
After the scandal, Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn resigned, followed
by the suspension of the head of Volkswagen Group’s brand development
Heinz-Jakob Neusser, the head of Audi’s R&D team Ulrich Hackenberg,
and the head of Porsche’s R&D team Wolfgang Hatz.
The Domina Law Group represents many clients in this litigation. If you
purchased or leased one of the listed vehicles, contact us today as you
may qualify to be included in the settlement.
Currently, only 2.0 liter diesel models are the subject of settlement.
The 3.0 liter case is still pending.