On November 9, 2022, U.S. District Judge Charles R. Breyer of the Northern District of California issued an order granting final approval to an $80 million settlement resolving driver claims in an emissions cheating class action filed by Lieff Cabraser against Volkswagen and Porsche. The lawsuit alleged that the automakers manipulated nearly 500,000 gasoline-powered vehicles to overstate their advertised fuel economy and obtain fraudulent emissions certifications in an attempt to make them seem more eco-friendly than they actually were.
Earlier in the case
Lieff Cabraser filed a class action lawsuit alleging that Porsche manipulated certain gasoline-powered vehicles to overstate their advertised fuel economy and obtain fraudulent emissions certifications. You can read a copy of the filed complaint in the lawsuit.
The models under investigation are all 2007-2017 Porsche vehicles sold in the United States, including Porsche 911s, Panameras, Boxsters, Cayennes, and Macans.
The allegations are similar to but different than the allegations in the Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” case, which also involved a type of emissions cheating. That case led to an historic $14.7 billion consumer settlement with Volkswagen.
If you own or lease a model year 2007-2017 Porsche vehicle, we invite you to give us a call at 1 800 541-7358 or use the form below to initiate a conversation about your rights and possible recovery. The information you provide will assist us in holding Porsche accountable for deceptive practices relating to emissions and fuel economy fraud from these or any other Porsche vehicles.