Koskie Minsky LLP and Roy O’Connor LLP are acting as plaintiff’s counsel in a proposed Canada-wide class action lawsuit action against Audi AG and a number of its Canadian and international subsidiaries relating to emissions from gasoline powered Audi A6, A8, Q5 and Q7 model vehicles. The claim was launched in late 2016.
The proposed class action seeks damages of $1.1 billion. The Plaintiffs’ statement of claim alleges that Audi A.G. and its subsidiaries incorporated what amounted to a prohibited “defeat device” into the foregoing Audi brand vehicles equipped with a 7 speed automatic transmission. The claim alleges that the defeat device suppressed the measure of emissions or pollutant levels, including carbon dioxide (CO2), and that the fuel efficiency of the vehicles was overstated. The allegations have not been proven.
The alleged defeat device at issue in this action is distinct from the defeat device incorporated into Volkswagen and Audi vehicles which in part suppressed emissions as made public in or about September and November 2015, and which formed the basis of separate actions launched in Canada in 2015 against the Volkswagen and Audi group of companies and others.
If you have ever owned or leased a gasoline powered Audi A6, A8, Q5 or Q7 equipped with a 7 speed automatic transmission and would like more information about this proposed lawsuit please contact George Pakozdi at GP@royoconnor.ca or call (416)362-1989.