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Volkswagen Confirms Audi Gasoline Vehicles Are Cheating on CO2 Emissions, New Lawsuit Filed

Volkswagen Confirms Audi Gasoline Vehicles Are Cheating on CO2 Emissions, New Lawsuit Filed

U.S. and European authorities pushing past VW’s previous diesel emissions scandal have received confirmation from Volkswagen that certain Audi gas-engine models show significant irregularities relating to carbon dioxide emissions levels. A new lawsuit accuses Volkswagen (which owns Audi) of equipping some of Audi’s gasoline vehicles with similar illegal “defeat devices” designed to evade government regulations by tricking the public and regulators into thinking the cars emit far less noxious carbon dioxide gas than they actually do.

The suit, filed in federal court in California, notes that affected vehicles containing the illegal CO2 defeat device include the Audi A6 and Audi A8, Audi Q5 and Audi Q7, and Audi S4, S5, S6, and S7 models. Cars from the 2014-2016 model years were discovered by California environmental authorities to apparently be cheating on CO2 emissions testing, hiding carbon emissions implicated in global warming.

These new CO2 fraud devices are alleged to be present in gas engine vehicles, which makes the case entirely separate from Volkswagen’s previous 11 million-vehicle diesel emissions fraud which recently led to a $14.7 billion consumer settlement in the U.S.

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If you own or lease a model year 2014-2016 Audi A6, A8, Audi Q5, Q7, Audi S4, S5, S6, or S7, we welcome an opportunity to speak with you about your vehicle and potential CO2 emissions lawsuit against VW/Audi. Please call us at 1 800 541-7358 or use the contact form on this page. The information you provide will assist us in holding Audi and Volkswagen accountable for deceptive practices relating to carbon dioxide emissions from these or other Audi vehicles.

Learn more about the Audi gas engine vehicle CO2 emissions fraud lawsuit.