Used Car Dealers Line Up Against Volkswagen

Aaron Cole
by Aaron Cole

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.

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  • on Sep 25, 2015

    If there ever was a time to buy a used car I don't like - This is it.

  • Flybrian Flybrian on Sep 25, 2015

    Again, just going to leave here the fact that I have a gorgeous '13 Beetle TDI with Sun/Sound/Nav and 20,600 easy miles..

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    • Flybrian Flybrian on Sep 25, 2015

      @bball40dtw Nice choice, Bball40dtw. I bought it because of the Sport Appearance Group. Alas, the 3.0l V6 since its not the full-on 'SPORT.'

  • PandaBear PandaBear on Sep 25, 2015

    Can they force VW HQ to buy those cars off their hands at cost?

  • April S April S on Sep 26, 2015

    Why do I have a feeling these lawyers will be cold-calling BHPH used car dealers. Trying to convince them they can get mucho money (minus 25% for their fees) for all those worn out Jettas sitting on the back row. P.S. Be sure to air up the tires and charge up the battery. After all they have been sitting for over a year.