Roy O’Connor LLP is one of group of law firms across the country working together (the “Consortium”) on a proposed Canada-wide class action lawsuit action against Volkswagen A.G. and a number of its Canadian and international subsidiaries relating to the manipulation of emissions data in a number of Volkswagen Group’s four and six cylinder turbo diesel engines sold under the Volkswagen and Audi brand names.
The proposed class action seeks damages in excess of $4 billion. The Plaintiffs’ statement of claim alleges that Volkswagen A.G. and its subsidiaries incorporated a prohibited “software defeat device” into a number of diesel powered vehicles and concealed that fact from government regulators and proposed Class Members.
The proposed class action is brought on behalf of any person in Canada who purchased any of the following vehicles equipped with a four or six cylinder turbo diesel engine as well as anyone who leased any of the following vehicles:
2.0 Litre 4 Cylinder TDI Vehicles
- VW Jetta — model years 2009-15
- VW Golf —model years 2010-15
- VW Beetle —model years 2013-15
- VW Passat —model years 2012-15
- VW Golf Wagon/Sportwagon — model years 2009-15
- Audi A3 – model years from 2009 – 2015
3.0 Litre 6 Cylinder TDI Vehicles
- Audi A6 – model years 2009-2016
- Audi A7 – model years 2009-2016
- Audi A8 & A8L – model years 2009-2016
- Audi Q5 – model years 2009-2016
- Audi Q7 – model years 2009-2016
- VW Touareg – model years 2009-2016
- Porsche Cayenne – model years 2009-2016
The claim refers to a variety of potential damages for class members including: improperly inflated purchase prices or lease payments; decreased resale values or residual lease values; and increased fuel costs coupled with decreases in performance and driving experience.
UPDATE – April 21, 2017 – Settlement of 2.0L Emissions Claims
On December 19, 2016 Class Counsel and VW announced an agreement, subject to court approval, to resolve Canadian consumer claims related to the 2.0L TDI emissions matter for approximately 105,000 affected VW and Audi vehicles across Canada. The settlement provides for cash payments to eligible owners and lessees, many of whom have choices that may include vehicle buybacks, trade-in, emissions modification (if approved by regulators) and early lease termination. On April 21, 2017 the 2.0L settlement was approved by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice as being fair, reasonable and in the best interests of the class.
For more information about the terms of the settlement or how the settlement may affect you please see: https://www.vwcanadasettlement.ca/en/ or call: 1-844-982-5246