The Federal Court of Justice in Karlsruhe has taken a new decision in the diesel scandal. Owners of Volkswagen (VW) diesel vehicles are not eligible for compensation if they purchased the vehicle after it became known about the manipulation of the exhaust gas measuring systems in the fall of 2015.
In the fall of 2015, representatives of the concern confirmed a malfunction in the software, which somewhat distorts the data on harmful substances in the exhaust gases. After that, deliberate moral damage to the buyers can no longer be proven, the Federal Court of Justice (BGH) in Karlsruhe ruled. Thanks to the court decision, VW will be able to save a substantial amount that would otherwise have to be paid to car owners.
Earlier, the Federal Court of Justice of Germany recognized the software in diesel cars as defective, distorting data on the content of harmful substances in the exhaust gases. We wrote about the compensation that VW will pay to car owners.
In a specific case, the case of the owner of a VW Touran car purchased in August 2016 for 13,600 euros was considered.
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