Audi 3.0-Litre Gasoline Automatic Transmission Defeat Device Canadian Class Action
QC Nov 29, 2016 [en]
Application for Authorization
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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