Dieselgate is back? Volkswagen again suspected manipulation of diesel enginesJanuary 15, 2019
Concern Volkswagen can again be accused of fraud because of their diesel powertrains – this time the 1.2-liter TDI engine was at risk, according to the German newspaper Bild.
If the German transport regulator, after conducting an investigation, calls Volkswagen responsible for further manipulation of the software for its engines, around 370,000 vehicles may be recalled in Europe.
Interestingly, in 2016, VW made assurances that the 1.2 TDI engine didn’t use any devices to manipulate CO2 emissions, but apparently it’s not as obvious as the prosecutors are preparing new charges against some Volkswagen managers for suspected fraud.
Of course, the case is still under investigation, and hearings on it should take place within the next week. But the representative of VW has already noted that the internal audit found violations in these engines, and these violations are now being analyzed.
Since Volkswagen pleaded guilty in September 2015 to manipulate software with its engines to hide real emissions, the company has recalled hundreds of thousands of vehicles around the world. Recently, the group’s CEO, Herbert Diss, said that most legal issues were resolved.
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