The law firm of Heygood, Orr & Pearson is representing Audi, Fiat Chrysler, and General Motors vehicle owners over allegations of emissions cheating involving vehicles sold by these automakers. Heygood, Orr & Pearson is also representing consumers who opted out of the $14.7 billion nationwide settlement with Volkswagen over the Dieselgate emissions scandal.
In September 2015, Volkswagen admitted that it had installed emissions cheat devices on millions of VW and Audi diesel models worldwide. This cheat device was designed to hide the excess emissions of VWâ€™ â€śTDI Clean Dieselâ€ť models to allow them to pass emissions inspections.
Thousands of Volkswagen and Audi owners filed lawsuits against VW over the companyâ€™s emissions cheating. In 2016, VW agreed to pay $14.7 billion to settle thousands of lawsuits filed over its Dieselgate emissions cheating.
In the wake of VWâ€™s admission about its diesel emissions cheating, regulators began looking at other automakers to determine whether they may also have installed software on their cars to hide excess emissions from regulators.
In 2017, Heygood, Orr & Pearson filed a lawsuit against Audi after investigators uncovered evidence of emissions cheating on the companyâ€™s gasoline powered models. The lawsuit alleged that Audi installed a cheat device on its 2012-2016 A6, A7, A8, Q7, S4, S5, S6, S7, and S8 models, as well as its 2012-2017 Audi Q5 models. Documents uncovered by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) found that Audi continued to manufacture and sell gasoline-models equipped with the defeat device for eight months after news of Volkswagenâ€™s Dieselgate emissions cheating was made public.
Later that year, Heygood, Orr & Pearson filed lawsuits on behalf of consumers who own or lease a 2014-2016 Dodge RAM 1500 or Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0 liter EcoDiesel models. These lawsuits allege that Fiat Chrysler (the manufacturer of Dodge and Jeep vehicles) and auto parts maker Bosch conspired to equip the affected vehicles with a cheat device designed to hide their excess nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from regulators. According to the lawsuits, consumers who purchased one of the affected vehicles paid about $4,700 for their truck than comparable gasoline models while receiving none of the environmental benefits promised by Chrysler.
Heygood, Orr & Pearson is also representing VW and Audi diesel owners who opted out of the $14.7 billion Dieselgate settlement with Volkswagen in 2016. The vehicles involve in these claims include the following models that were equipped with an emissions defeat device by VW:
Heygood, Orr & Pearson is also representing clients who purchased or leased GMC or Chevy trucks that were equipped with an emission defeat device by General Motors. According to lawsuits filed against GM, the 2011-2016 Chevy Silverado 2500 and 3500 HD Duramax diesel models and GMC Sierra 2500HD and 3500HD Duramax diesel models were equipped with emissions cheat devices designed to hide excess NOx emissions that are four to five times the EPA maximum level. Consumers who own one of the 700,000 models affected by GMâ€™s alleged emissions cheating paid about $5,000 more for these trucks without receiving the performance or environmental benefits promised by GM.
Drivers who own or lease one of the Audi, Chrysler, GM, or VW models affected by emissions cheating by these automakers may be eligible to file a lawsuit. The first step in filing a claim is to talk with an experienced attorney about your case.
The lawyers at Heygood, Orr & Pearson have filed lawsuits on behalf of vehicle owners across the U.S. who have been affected by emissions cheating involving their vehicles. Heygood, Orr & Pearson partner Michael Heygood was a member of the Plaintiffsâ€™ Steering Committee that helped to negotiate the settlement on behalf of VW and Audi owners.
For more information about the emissions cheating allegations against VW, Audi, Chrysler, and GM, contact the lawyers at Heygood, Orr & Pearson by calling toll-free at 1-877-446-9001. You can also reach us by filling out the free case evaluation form located at the top of this page to get started.
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