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Audi Emissions Scandal

Is My Car Affected?

Class action lawsuits filed against Audi have accused the automaker of CO2 emissions cheating on vehicles with a gasoline engine and an AL 551 or DL 501 automatic transmission.

The cars affected by Audi’s alleged emissions cheating include the following vehicles and model years:

  • Audi A6, 2012-2016 (3.0 liter engines)
  • Audi A7, 2012-2016
  • Audi A8, 2012-2016
  • Audi Q5, 2012-2016 (3.0 liter engines)
  • Audi Q7, 2012-2017
  • Audi S4, 2012-2016
  • Audi S5, 2012-2016
  • Audi S6, 2012-2016
  • Audi S7, 2012-2016
  • Audi S8, 2012-2016

Additional testing on Audi vehicle may reveal additional models or model years affected the company’s CO2 emissions cheating.

What Is Wrong With My Car?

According to the numerous class action lawsuits filed against the company, Audi equipped the affected vehicle models with a software “defeat device.” This device was designed to lower the fuel consumption and emissions levels of the affected vehicles during inspection, making them appear to emit significantly lower levels of CO2 emissions than they would under normal driving conditions.

As a result of Audi’s emissions cheating, vehicles that were equipped with the software defeat device emit significantly higher levels of CO2 emissions than advertised by Audi. Drivers who purchased or leased one of the affected vehicles may be forced to pay higher fuel costs as a result of fuel efficiency levels in their vehicles that were lower-than-advertised by Audi.

Consumers who purchased or leased one of the affected Audi models were overcharged for their vehicles because of the discrepancy between the actual fuel efficiency and performance of these cars and the advertised by Audi. Drivers may also experience a loss in the value of their car as a result of news about the company’s emissions cheating, and may also be saddled with repair costs to bring their vehicles into compliance with federal or state emissions laws.

Am I Eligible to File a Lawsuit?

If you purchased or leased an Audi A6, A7, A8, Q5, Q7, S4, S5, S6, S7, or S8 model with a gasoline engine and an automatic transmission for the model years 2012 through 2016, you may be eligible to take legal action. The first step in filing a lawsuit over Audi’s CO2 emissions cheating is to speak with an attorney who can advise you regarding your legal rights and explain the first steps in filing a claim.

The lawyers at Heygood, Orr & Pearson have represented hundreds of Audi and VW owners who were affected by diesel emissions cheating by Volkswagen during the Dieselgate scandal. One of our partners, Michael Heygood, was one of a few select attorneys chosen for the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee that is helping to oversee the Multidistrict Litigation against Volkswagen in California.

For more information about the allegations of emissions cheating against Audi and to find out whether you may be eligible to file a lawsuit, contact the lawyers at Heygood, Orr & Pearson for a free legal consultation. You can reach us by calling toll-free at 1-877-446-9001, or by filling out the free case evaluation form located at the top of this page.