You may recall from our
previous blog that Volkswagen has been in hot water after a number of their car models
were found to contain software that helped them cheat through emissions
testing. In the wake of the scandal, the company is now undertaking serious
damage-control measures to try and salvage their brand’s name and
find a solution to the problem, which currently affects more than 11 million
As part of Volkswagen’s response to this massive scandal, company
CEO Matthias Müller said this week that a fix for affected vehicles will soon be released. The company has
signed off on a software update to fix all 2-liter diesel motors, and
a separate fix is in the works for all 1.6-liter vehicles, which will
also include changing a grill and an air filter cartridge. The technical
details of the fix will be delivered to German regulators no later than
the end of this month.
According to Müller, most of the affected vehicles will not require
major work, and that the cost of retrofitting is financially, technically,
and physically manageable for the company.
Now, two months after news of the scandal originally broke, Volkswagen’s
European market shares have dropped by more than 25 percent. However,
premium brands Porsche and Audi have actually risen despite news that
these models were affected by the faulty software as well.
Volkswagen Class Action Lawsuit Attorneys
If you are the owner of one of the following Volkswagen models, it may
be in your best interests to contact a Philadelphia class action lawyer
at Golomb & Honik, P.C. We are currently seeking individuals to be
a part of a class action lawsuit against the carmaker. You may be able
to recover compensation from Volkswagen for their unethical conduct.
To consult with a product liability lawyer at Golomb & Honik, P.C.,
please call us at your earliest convenience at (215) 278-4449.