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In September 2015, Volkswagen (VW) admitted to using “defeat devices” in millions of its vehicles throughout the past few years that effectively cheated emissions tests. When a vehicle with a defeat device was undergoing emission tests, it would change its mechanical behaviors to vastly reduce how much nitrogen oxide content it released into the atmosphere, allowing it to pass the test; during normal operation, however, 40 times the federal standard would be emitted instead.

Why is this a problem that requires a mass tort to be filed against VW? Not only has the resale value of effected vehicles plummeted since the news broke out, but the fuel economy and overall performance of these cars have also likely been exaggerated. In the end, millions of VW owners could have greatly overpaid for their automobiles. This is why you need an experienced lawyer to help you prove it.


  • Jetta (2009 – 2015)
  • Jetta SportWagen (2009 – 2015)
  • Beetle (2012 – 2015)
  • Beetle Convertible (2012 – 2015)
  • Golf (2010 – 2015)
  • Golf SportWagen (2015)
  • Passat (2012 – 2015)

It should also be noted that other brands controlled by the Volkswagen group might have “defeat devices” in their engines. As of October 2015, only one other car – the Audi A3 (2010 – 2015) – has been positively identified as having the same emission issue. A total recall of all listed vehicles is expected to launch soon.


You and millions of other VW consumers in the past few years all trusted that you were being told the full and complete truth about the clean diesel engines Volkswagen was marketing. You do, after all, have that right to expect honesty from retailers and manufacturers. To find out that your car does not perform as described, and that it has lost significant resale value due to the potential lack of disclosure, can be frustrating and financially damaging.

Rather than sitting in silence and letting VW get away with its business practices, you need to rise up with all the rest in your situation. By opting into a mass tort created by our San Antonio Volkswagen claims lawyers from The Law Offices of Alex R. Hernandez, Jr., PLLC, you could be dramatically increasing your chances of success in court.

Throughout our 10+ years of legal service, clients have come to trust us due to our many accolades, which include:

  • 10/10 “Superb” Avvo rating (Attorney Hernandez)
  • Membership to Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Academy of Trial Attorneys: Premier 100 list

Do you own a VW? Is it affected by the diesel scandal? Call us at (855) 232-1418 today to talk to an experienced mass torts lawyer!

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