Used Car Dealers Line Up Against Volkswagen
Used car dealerships have filed a proposed class action lawsuit against Volkswagen over cars they say they can’t sell and are seeking the same compensation the German automaker is offering its new car dealers, Reuters reported (via Automotive News).
According to the attorney representing the dealers, selling the cars could put the businesses at risk of lawsuits from their customers. If the used dealers can’t sell their in-stock Volkswagen diesels, the businesses would shoulder the losses, the lawsuit alleges.
The lawsuit brought forward by the dealerships adds to the mountain of lawsuits Volkswagen is facing after the company admitted that its cars illegally polluted up to 40 times the allowable limit of nitrogen oxides.
Last week, Volkswagen issued a stop-sale notice for its cars equipped with their 2-liter diesel engine in Jetta, Golf, Passat, Beetle and Audi A3 models.
The German automaker announced this week that it would offer more incentives to its dealers to help offset the costs of unsaleable cars on their lots.