The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mandated a recall in September of 2015 of various Volkswagen and Audi Diesel vehicles. Volkswagen allegedly programmed various diesel vehicle computers to detect when official emission tests were being performed. This created increased fuel efficiency for the vehicles while they were being driven, but violated clean air laws with significant amounts of pollutants being released from the cars. The toxins created by the vehicles violated the EPA’s Clean Air Act which is meant to protect public health and welfare by minimizing pollution.
According to the EPA, the VW and Audi diesel cars included in the recall may emit up to 40 times the national standard for nitrogen oxide (NOX). Health issues and respiratory problems, including asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema are commonly linked to nitrogen oxide (NOX) exposure.
Volkswagen Recall Models
- VW Beetle TDI (2012 – 2015)
- VW Beetle Convertible TDI (2012 – 2015)
- VW Golf TDI (2010 – 2015)
- VW Golf Sportswagen TDI (2015)
- VW Jetta TDI (2009 – 2015)
- VW Jetta Sportswagen TDI (2009 – 2014)
- VW Passat TDI (2012 – 2015)
- VW Volkswagen Touareg TDI (2009-2016)
Audi Recall Models
- Audi A3 Diesel (2010 – 2015)
- Audi A6 Quattro Diesel (2014-2016)
- Audi A7 Quattro Diesel (2014-2016)
- Audi A8 Quattro Diesel (2014-2016)
- Audi A8L Quattro Diesel (2014-2016)
- Audi Q5 Quattro Diesel (2014-2016)
- Audi Q7 Diesel (2009-2016)
Porsche Recall Models
- Porsche Cayenne Diesel (2013-2016)
Lawsuits against Volkswagen are seeking damages for all persons that purchased or leased the recalled VW and Audi diesel cars. Vehicle owners, who thought they were purchasing environmentally friendly vehicles, were intentionally misled and are now left with vehicles that may not be sellable. If you purchased or leased any of the diesel vehicles on the recall list, you may be entitled to compensation.