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Audi Emissions and Gas Mileage Fraud Investigation

Goldenberg Schneider is currently investigating certain Audi vehicles equipped with 3.0-liter gasoline engines and automatic transmissions.  These vehicles are alleged to have been manufactured to contain secret software designed to exaggerate the vehicles’ fuel efficiency and understate the vehicles’ emissions by modifying transmission shift patterns during vehicle testing only.  According to credible reports, the software detects when a vehicle undergoes emissions or mileage testing and instructs the transmission to shift into higher gears sooner than normal in order to artificially reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emission levels.  However, during normal driving operation, the vehicles’ shift points remain higher for better vehicle performance, but fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are significantly worse than represented by Audi.

Affected models include Audi Q5, Q7, A6, and A8 vehicles for model years 2013-2016. 

If you or anyone you know has purchased or leased an affected vehicle and would like additional information about your legal rights, we would be pleased to review the circumstances and discuss the matter with you.  You can contact the attorneys at Goldenberg Schneider, LPA using the Join An Investigation form at the right or by calling (513) 345-8291.




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