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Volkswagen and diesel gate to the next engine generation

The diesel scandal could come to the Volkswagen group, according to the Berlin lawyer John of males is even more expensive than previously thought. Of males represents the owner of a VW Golf VII, in which a Motor of the type EA288. The district court of Wuppertal, in front of the the man complains, I declared this type of engine on Friday for the test case (case 2 O 273/18), says that of males. The court-appointed expert to determine whether the in numerous group models built-in engine EA288 have an improper shut-down device, and a Software that detects if the car is on the dyno or in the normal traffic on the road. Of males, a new wave of lawsuits is holding for possible VW disagrees vehemently.

VW: the Ministry of transport has investigated the allegation and no tampering has been identified

According to the plaintiff, the engine EA288 has a thermal window, the reduced the exhaust gas purification at temperatures below 15 degrees. VW rejected the accusations, to use the EA288 an improper shutdown facility, on Friday but decided. Both the Federal Ministry of transport, as well as the force travel Federal office would be confirmed in the course of its investigations, explicitly, that there is in the engines of the EA288 engine series no exhaust tampering. "Notes, the current production of vehicles with engines of the EA288 engine series were also affected by the exhaust gas manipulations that have been proven on the basis of the Reviews to be unfounded," citing a Volkswagen spokesman from the investigation report. Each vehicle is only permissible switch-off facilities were to be used to protect, for example, the Motor from damage in specific driving situations or when the engine is started technically necessary. "These defeat devices are necessary, to be used by all manufacturers and, in particular, submitted to the force travel Federal office in the framework of the EC-type-approval testing," said VW. Complaints have, in the opinion VWs, therefore, no prospect of success. In 46 proceedings, such claims had been rejected already. Of males hopes to new mandates. With the decision of legal protection have the right to support the insured in his opinion. The precursor engine EA189 is already the subject of 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.

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