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This settlement corresponds to the VW 2.0-liter and 3.0-liter diesel engine emissions settlements.  Bosch manufactured the "defeat devices" that allowed the TDI engines to cheat emissions testing and bypass EPA standards.

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On September 18, 2015, the EPA issued a notice of violation informing Volkswagen that its 2.0-liter diesel-powered (“TDI”) vehicles were equipped with illegal devices that allowed the vehicles to pollute more than allowed by law.

This class action lawsuit claims that certain Dodge and Jeep vehicles sold in the United States since 2014 have a “defeat device” that reduces emissions during testing to give the appearance that the vehicles have low emissions that adhere to EPA regulations and the Clean Air Act.

            The plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that Mercedes Benz has defective diesel engines that have an illegal “defeat device” that allows for more dirty emission during driving than during emissions testing.  These BlueTEC diesel engines are facing the same issues as Volkswagen, Audi, and many other diesel engine producers have had in the recent past and displays another reason why diesel engines may not be a legitimate substitute for gasoline.

The plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that Hyundai and Kia sold automobiles that were marketed to have a higher fuel economy than they actually can achieve and that the EPA ratings were incorrect.  They further allege that Hyundai and Kia adopted, promulgated, represented, and benefited from the inaccurate fuel efficiency numbers.

This lawsuit claims that General Motor’s Chevy Cruze with the diesel engine emits far more pollution on the road than in lab tests and that these vehicles exceed federal and state emissions standards.  Real world testing has revealed that these vehicles emit dangerous oxides of nitrogen (NOx) at levels many times higher than their gasoline counterparts and what a reasonable consumer would expect.  This is in violation of the EPA’s standards and comes in the wake of the ongoing Volkswagen and Audi TDI scandal.

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This class action lawsuit alleges that as a result of Volkswagen's well-publicized fraud related to its Clean Diesel engine-powered vehicles, the plaintiff and other similarly situated consumers who financed those vehicles through VW Credit should no longer be required to make lease or purchase contract payments on them.

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This class action alleges that the Volkswagen violated state consumer protection laws when it built devices into certain of its cars that deliberately provided false readings when the cars were tested for emissions.