VW, get the money ready: a court in Germany took the side of the defrauded customers

VW, get the money ready: a court in Germany took the side of the defrauded customers


The owners of Volkswagen cars with diesel engines affected by the so-called “diesel scandal” have the right to return the VW their cars, demanding the money back. So, decided Monday, may 25, the Federal high court of Germany in Karlsruhe. The amount that the group should return to defrauded customers, however, will take into account the mileage returned by the car, said in court, reports DW.

We are talking about precedent in which the Federal court of justice confirmed the decision made earlier the higher regional court in Koblenz in favor of the owner of a used car a VW Sharan. The Volkswagen group have to pay the customer 25 600 euros plus interest, decided the land court. The plaintiff argued that he believed the advertising and was convinced that buying the car is only slightly dirty and polluting.


It is noted that the decision of the Federal Supreme court is important, because his position is the benchmark for other German courts which dealt with cases related to diesel scandal of the Volkswagen group. After all, only German courts are dealing with roughly 60 thousand lawsuits from owners of VW diesel cars, which require damages.

The Volkswagen group and the “diesel scandal”

In September 2015 manual Volkswagen acknowledged that several million vehicles sold worldwide, the software was installed that allowed to manipulate test engine compliance of environmental standards.

Your wish to obtain from Volkswagen of compensation in the framework of the “diselect” in Germany, said about 90 percent of car owners affected by the manipulation.

On 30 April, the automaker from Wolfsburg announced that under a settlement agreement to pay 235 to thousands of car owners in Germany, compensation for a total amount of 750 million euros. In 17 thousand instances, it has not yet been completed.

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