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VIRGINIA JOINS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF MULTISTATE INVESTIGATION INTO VOLKSWAGEN
RICHMOND (September 24, 2015) Today, Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced that Virginia has joined the executive committee of a multistate investigation into Volkswagen for altering emissions software to produce favorable test results. This collaboration is part of Attorney General Herring's commitment to seeking justice for Virginia consumers who have been victims of fraud and deception.
"Volkswagen's actions to modify and alter emissions testing software was wrong and I will make sure every Virginia consumer affected by their actions receives what they are owed," said Attorney General Mark Herring. "Virginia will not tolerate this type of misconduct, especially when it affects consumers who have spent a large amount of their hard-earned money."
Virginia is joining 28 other Attorneys General from states across the country to investigate Volkswagen's conduct on behalf on consumers. The multistate investigation will examine misrepresentations and deceptions regarding the 11 million diesel vehicles which were allegedly equipped with software that could be used to cheat on emissions tests. Attorney General Herring will be coordinating with other states to investigate the conduct recently disclosed by the company for potential state consumer protection law violations.
For a list of affected models and model years and instructions for vehicle owners, please visit EPA's recall site. Additionally, affected consumers are encouraged to reach out to OAG's Consumer Protection Division at (800) 552-9963 or fill out a form here.
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