NOx is comprised of nitric oxide and nitrogen dioxide. These gases are a significant source of air pollution and contribute to the formation of smog, acid rain, global warming and cause damage to the Earth’s ozone layer similar to chlorofluorocarbons. NOx is a known irritant to the lungs and causes respiratory problems like asthma, wheezing, coughing, colds, and bronchitis. Children are particularly susceptible to the harmful effects of NOx. Aggregate traffic pollution, including NOx, is estimated to cost Europeans 60 billion Euros annually in healthcare costs and is responsible for 500,000 premature deaths each year.
Volkswagen has falsely promoted, and still is falsely promoting, a “clean diesel” image world-wide and as a result, has commanded a premium for their vehicles. With its unethical conduct, VW has engaged in consumer fraud and should be held accountable both to their customers and to the environment.
There is a high likelihood your vehicle has been affected if it is
- a 1.2, 1.6 or a 2.0 litre diesel vehicle manufactured by Volkswagen, Audi, SEAT, Skoda and Porsche that was manufactured from 2009 through 2015 (engine type EA 198),
- a 3,0 litre diesel vehicle manufactured by Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche that was manufactured at least 2018 (engine type EA 897)
- a 1.6 or a 2.0 litre diesel vehicle manufactured by Volkswagen, Audi, SEAT, Skoda and Porsche that was manufactured from 2012 to date (engine type EA 288)
In addition, defeat devices in other engines have been reported and may be included in our proceedings. We are currently investigating this.
Apart from affecting your wallet, this may have had a much larger negative impact on your health and the environment than you ever imagined.