HAVE A DEFECTIVE
If your VW has repeated problems that won’t go away, we can help.
Lemon Law Help can answer any questions you have about your potentially defective Volkswagen.
If you decide to go forward with a Volkswagen lemon law case, we can offer free legal representation and help you get cash compensation, a vehicle replacement or a buyback under the California Lemon Law.Think You Have A Lemon?
Top 8 Volkswagen Issues
Auto manufacturers will sometimes release faulty cars, trucks and other vehicles to the public. Volkswagen is no exception, which is why you may meet the requirements for a Volkswagen lemon law case. Owners of VW vehicles should look out for the following signs:
- Loss of Power While Driving
- Electrical Issues
- Steering Locks Up
- Engine Failure
- Vehicle Thumps
- Transmission Failure
- Shudders and Jerks While Driving
- Check Engine Light Turns On
If these symptoms or any other vehicle problems repeatedly appear, your VW may be a lemon. Learn more about what the lemon law can do for you.
If you want to seek legal remedies from your auto manufacturer or move forward with a Volkswagen lemon law case, consult an attorney to discuss your lemon law rights.Get a Free Case Review
Volkswagen Lemon Law Litigation
To date, the most notorious case of Volkswagen’s company-wide fraud is the aptly named “Dieselgate” scandal that came to light in 2015.
Volkswagen developed a line of diesel cars that sold well in Europe, and wanted to expand their market to the United States. However, the United States had fairly strict regulation of diesel vehicle emissions such as nitrogen oxide (NOx). On top of that, restricting toxic emissions from diesel cars could result in a decrease of fuel efficiency, thus defeating the purpose of their appeal.
Volkswagen’s diesel cars were found to have software that allowed the cars to cheat federal and state emissions tests. When the diesel cars were in test environments, they passed the tests with flying colors. However, when those cars are on the road, the software shuts off emissions controls and allows the diesel cars to emit close to 40 times the legal limit of NOx and other toxic pollutants.
Volkswagen’s misconduct did not stop there. In 2015, the company issued a recall of the diesel cars. As part of the recall, the company installed new cheating software that allowed the diesel cars to fraudulently pass more sophisticated emissions tests. Not only that, Volkswagen set up a research company in order to carry out fraudulent research on the effects of diesel pollutants on human health.
Volkswagen only came clean about the cheat devices after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) threatened not to certify its 2016 lineups for sale in the United States. Volkswagen later plead guilty and was charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States, wire fraud, violation of the Clean Air Act, obstruction of justice, and importation of goods by false statement.
The settlement to the lawsuit filed against Volkswagen cost the automaker $14.7 billion. Roughly $10 billion from the Volkswagen lemon lawsuit went to compensating American owners of Volkswagen diesel vehicles.