Since last September, when news broke about their vehicles cheating emissions, Volkswagen has been mired in controversy. They are facing lawsuits from both dealers, owners, and the federal government. Things do not look to be getting any better.
In February, a federal judge gave the company until March 24, 2016, to submit a plan to correct the 482,000 Audi and VW “clean diesel” vehicles. The vehicles had been equipped with illegal emissions-cheating software. Volkswagen missed the deadline, but the judge extended it until April 21.
Whether or not Volkswagen will meet the new deadline is unclear. The judge who extended the deadline stated that the company had been making significant progress in their endeavors to correct the problem.
Though many dealerships have been trying to avoid litigation against the company, some have reached the end of their ropes. Three Volkswagen dealerships belonging to the Napleton Automotive Group have begun legal proceedings. They allege that the German automaker’s actions are a “criminal racketeering enterprise.”
The lawsuit further complains of Volkswagen’s lack of communication with dealers. They also cite the automaker’s lack of a resolution to the problem. The lawsuit further accuses Volkswagen of fraud.
In the wake of what is being called “Dieselgate,” the company’s CEO Mathias Mueller may ask board members to take a 30% reduction in their bonus checks.
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