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2013-2017 Audi, Volkswagen, Porsche, Bentley Gasoline-Powered Vehicles Overstated Fuel Economy Class Action



In the course of the investigation concerning defeat devices in Volkswagen’s diesel vehicles, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) discovered that certain 2013-2017 Audi, Bentley, Porsche and Volkswagen vehicles employed software to manage transmissions in gasoline vehicles. This software caused the transmission to shift gears during the EPA-prescribed emissions test in a manner that sometimes optimizes fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions during the test, but not under normal driving conditions. This resulted in inflated fuel economy values.

Following this EPA Report, which revised the fuel economy values for certain gasoline-powered vehicles, the following is a list of new vehicles that have been added to this class action:

Make Model Engine Capacity Model Year
Audi A8L 4.0L 2015
Audi A8L 6.3L 2013
Audi A8L 6.3L 2014
Audi A8L 6.3L 2015
Audi A8L 6.3L 2016
Audi RS7 4.0L 2014
Audi RS7 4.0L 2015
Audi RS7 4.0L 2016
Audi S8 4.0L 2013
Audi S8 4.0L 2014
Audi S8 4.0L 2015
Audi S8 4.0L 2016
Bentley Continental GT 4.0L 2013
Bentley Continental GT 4.0L 2014
Bentley Continental GT 4.0L 2015
Bentley Continental GT 4.0L 2016
Bentley Continental GT 4.0L 2017
Bentley Continental GTC 4.0L 2013
Bentley Continental GTC 4.0L 2014
Bentley Continental GT Convertible 4.0L 2015
Bentley Continental GT Convertible 4.0L 2016
Bentley Continental GT Convertible 4.0L 2017
Bentley Flying Spur 4.0L 2015
Bentley Flying Spur 4.0L 2016
Bentley Flying Spur 6.0L 2014
Bentley Flying Spur 6.0L 2015
Bentley Flying Spur 6.0L 2016
Porsche Cayenne 3.6L 2013
Porsche Cayenne 3.6L 2014
Porsche Cayenne 3.6L 2016
Porsche Cayenne GTS 3.6L 2016
Porsche Cayenne GTS 4.8L 2013
Porsche Cayenne GTS 4.8L 2014
Porsche Cayenne S 3.6L 2015
Porsche Cayenne S 3.6L 2016
Porsche Cayenne S 4.8L 2013
Porsche Cayenne S 4.8L 2014
Porsche Cayenne Turbo 4.8L 2013
Porsche Cayenne Turbo 4.8L 2014
Porsche Cayenne Turbo S 4.8L 2014
Porsche Cayenne Turbo S 4.8L 2016
Volkswagen Tiguan 4MOTION 2.0L 2017
Volkswagen Touareg 3.6L 2013
Volkswagen Touareg 3.6L 2014


CONSUMER LAW GROUP has launched a Canada-wide class action lawsuit against Audi and Volkswagen relating to the use of a defeat device on its 3.0-litre gasoline models equipped with automatic transmissions.

The models years 2009 and up at issue are have either the AL551 or DL 501 automatic transmission and include:

- Audi A6
- Audi A8
- Audi Q5
- Audi Q7
- Audi S4
- Audi S5
- Audi S6
- Audi S7

It is alleged that Audi installed secret software that detects when the vehicle undergoes emissions and
mileage testing and, when this is detected, artificially reduces engine RPM (by operating in "low rev" mode), falsifies the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. But otherwise, during normal driving operation, the defeat device deactivates and allows the vehicle to operate at higher revolutions per minute such that the vehicle has more power and acceleration, but also consumes more fuel and emits more carbon dioxide.

As a result of these "defeat devices", the actual CO2 emissions and fuel efficiency of consumers' vehicles are materially different from the representations that Audi made in their advertisements and marketing.

Consumers have suffered damages as a result of their purchases of these Audi vehicles, including but not limited to (a) overpayment for a vehicle that is incapable of performing as represented, (b) future additional fuel costs, (c) loss of performance from future repairs, and (d) diminution of vehicle value.

If you or someone you know is or was an owner or lessee of an Audi A6, A8, Q5, Q7, S4, S5, S6, or S7 models with 3.0-litre gasoline engine and an automatic transmission anywhere in Canada and you wish more information on potential compensation or to be kept advised of the status of the Audi 3.0-Litre Gasoline Automatic Transmission Defeat Device Canadian Class Action litigation or any resulting compensation from this lawsuit in Canada, Quebec, or Ontario, please provide your contact information to our law firm using the form below.

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