The diesel scandal could come to the Volkswagen group, still more expensive than previously thought. Now a second generation of engines is the test case, as the district court decided to Wuppertal on Friday (the file number 2 O 273/18). The court-appointed expert to determine whether the in numerous group models built-in engine EA288 contains an impermissible switch-off device and a Software that detects if the car is on the dyno or in the normal traffic on the road. Sued the owner of a VW Golf VII Westphalia North Rhine-Westphalia. He wants to give his car back and the purchase price of 16,000 euros can be reimbursed. It is the first procedure in the engine EA288, says the Berlin lawyer Johannes von Rüden represents the plaintiff. All of the previous processes and the pattern for a declaratory judgment of the Federal Association of consumer advice centres and of the ADAC Volkswagen refer to the previous model EA189.
legal protection insurance need to pay now
Even if months will pass until a verdict is the decision from the point of view of the lawyers is a big step forward: "legal protection-insured vehicle owners can rely on this decision and a cover letter to obtain", stressed from the males. This could trigger a further wave of lawsuits. The argument about the rigged engine EA189 has triggered numerous lawsuits. Alone at the pattern for a declaratory judgment, more than 400,000 VW have involved customers. The Federal court of justice had recently stated that he sees the motor manipulation of a material defect, and customers, therefore, have warranty claims.
Almost all of the group's brands are affected
The EA288 is in a variety of VW models, the three-cylinder engine is found in Audi 18X, the Seat Ibiza or VW Polo V, the four-cylinder in the VW Tiguan, VW Passat B8, the VW Golf VII or Skoda Fabia III. During the trial, the VW was that the Motor used is a thermal window and, thus, a disconnect device, said of males. That is to say: From a certain temperature, the exhaust gas purification is reduced. Of males believed that the 15 degrees is the case. Details are now to be clarified by the expert. A similar method has already given against Daimler. There, the exhaust gas cleaning no longer had to work, however, only at temperatures below seven degrees.