FTC Wants Volkswagen to Pay American Consumers for Deceptive 'Clean Diesel' Ads

Seeks a court order to compensate buyers


The Federal Trade Commission has run out of patience with Volkswagen and its advertising campaigns.

Today the FTC filed a complaint in federal court charging the auto giant with repeatedly making deceptive claims about its cars' "clean diesel" features in a series of ad campaigns. The complaint urges the court to issue an order requiring the company to compensate American consumers "who bought or leased an affected vehicle between late 2008 and late 2015" while also preventing VW from making such false claims in future campaigns.

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