Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” Vehicles

October 2017: A federal judge granted final approval of a settlement agreement that resolves consumers’ class-action lawsuits against Volkswagen and Audi. According to the settlement terms:

  • Class members who own eligible vehicles may receive a cash payment and have Volkswagen either buyback or fix their vehicles;
  • Class members who lease eligible vehicles may receive a cash payment and either terminate their leases without penalty or have their vehicles fixed; and
  • Class members who sold their eligible vehicles before the settlement may receive a cash payment.

Note that this settlement does not resolve the related lawsuits filed by dealerships or government regulators. To learn more about what is happening in the MDL action, click here.

September 2016: Plaintiffs filed an amended and consolidated complaint in the MDL action. Click here to read the complaint filed by consumers.

Late 2015/2016: Hundreds of class-action lawsuits against Volkswagen and Audi regarding “Clean Diesel” marketing claims made about certain Volkswagen and Audi models have been transferred to a California court to be heard together. The lawsuits, which have been filed since September 2015, allege, among other things, that Volkswagen misleadingly marketed “Clean Diesel” vehicles as high performing, fuel efficient, “green,” and environmentally-friendly when, according to plaintiffs, such claims are not true. (In Re: Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2672, United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation; Lead Case No. 15-md-2672, N. D. CA.)

For more information about some of the lawsuits, click on the case information below.

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