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September 23, 2015: VW CEO Resigns Following Volkswagen Diesel Emissions Scandal

Following the scandal which exposed serious and long-term deceit from the Volkswagen Co., Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn has resigned. In his last statement, Winterkorn explains his decision to resign, despite his love for the company: “Volkswagen needs a fresh start – also in terms of personnel. I am clearing the way for this fresh start with my resignation.” Winterkorn adds, “I am doing this in the interests of the company even though I am not aware of any wrong doing on my part.”

To read the entire statement, visit Volkswagenag Statement by Prof. Dr. Winterkorn.

The Volkswagen Diesel Emissions Scandal

On September 21, 2015, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reported that, in an effort to dupe both the government and consumers, 11 million Volkswagen (VW) diesel vehicles were equipped with “defeat device” software. This technology would reduce emissions of the pollutant nitrogen oxide by lowering fuel efficiency and performance, but only when the car was being tested. Once this vehicle was in normal operation, the defeat device would turn off the emission-reducing technology in order to regain maximum performance and fuel efficiency. Without the emission-reducing technology, these vehicles released forty times the approved amount of pollutants.

To learn more about the Volkswagen Diesel Emissions Scandal, visit Volkswagen Confesses to Diesel Deceit.

To see recent updates on the Volkswagen Diesel Emissions Scandal, visit Volkswagen Scandal Grows and Volkswagen Scandal Expands to Carbon Emissions.

To get more information on the background of the Volkswagen Diesel Emissions Scandal, visit Volkswagen Emissions Scandal Uncovered Unintentionally.

Affected Models | September 18th Report

• Jetta (MY 2009 – 2015)
• Jetta Sportwagen (MY 2009 – 2014)
• Beetle (MY 2012 – 2015)
• Beetle Convertible (MY 2012 – 2015)
• Audi A3 (MY 2010 – 2015)
• Golf (MY 2010 – 2015)
• Golf Sportwagen (MY 2015)
• Passat (MY2012 – 2015)

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Volkswagen owners bought their diesel vehicles for a combination of good gas mileage and clean emissions. These owners now face financial loss related to repairs and vehicle loss of value, as well has dealing with the stress of the vehicle recall and repair process. If you or a loved one has suffered damages related to the Volkswagen emissions scandal, and you would like to learn more about your legal rights, please call The Weinberg Law Firm at 1-877-934-6274 or visit our Volkswagen Class Action Lawsuit Help page.

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