German officials investigating the emissions scandal have concluded that only the VW Group used defeat devices

The German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has finished its testing of diesel vehicles and has found that only Volkswagen Group diesel cars used the devices to manipulate their emissions.

Although the report isn’t to be published until nearer the end of the month, German newspaper Handelsblatt reported that a KBA insider revealed the results. This date had already been pushed back, after the KBA asked for more time to complete the investigation.

The conclusion refutes previous accusations of emissions irregularites against other manufacturers, including Renault and BMW, which proved to be unfounded. This also confirms Renault’s claims that its recent emissions improvement work is voluntary, rather than enforced action.

The Department for Transport is currently implementing a retesting program for a variety of cars in light of the Dieselgate scandal, working with overseas governments for more comprehensive coverage of the cars on sale, and to share the cost of retesting. The cars on test will be a representative sample of the UK car industry, and will not be limited to either Volkswagen or diesel vehicles. Although it has not been announced when the retesting is likely to be completed, findings are to be reported within the next few weeks.

Volkswagen is in the midst its recall operation of around 11 million vehicles, which has not been without its hiccups; latest reports suggest that the recall of the Passat has had to be halted, although the reason for this is yet to be confirmed.

VW's legal troubles, particularly in North America but also across the rest of the globe, have reportedly prompted internal tensions as workers demand assurance of job security in the face of heavy financial penalties against the VW Group. 

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7 April 2016
Waiting for Fadyady's predictable and boring comments. Ady! There's another VW thread! Quick! Get them!


7 April 2016
Volkswagen is the only car maker that uses cheat devices. Good of the German authorities to have confirmed what is quite obvious to the observant among us. The question is what they going to do about it? Will those responsible for this large scale corruption face the law?

7 April 2016
fadyady wrote:

Volkswagen is the only car maker that uses cheat devices. Good of the German authorities to have confirmed what is quite obvious to the observant among us. The question is what they going to do about it? Will those responsible for this large scale corruption face the law?

No one but a troll could post and not respond to my first post. We are bring trolled. Ignore fadyady from now on - everything he posts is bait. Troll.


7 April 2016
Now what was it thats so brilliant about the VW group again, someone please remind me.. Sounds like they are going from one shambles to another, how long before people wake up and smell the roses and realise they are not a premium brand, they are just a run of the mill brand with ideas above their station, and have been found out, to the cost of billions.

7 April 2016
Citytiger wrote:

Now what was it thats so brilliant about the VW group again, someone please remind me.. Sounds like they are going from one shambles to another, how long before people wake up and smell the roses and realise they are not a premium brand, they are just a run of the mill brand with ideas above their station, and have been found out, to the cost of billions.

Whilst VW built up a reputation for reliability and quality through the Beetle then the Golf many years ago recently motoring journalists have constantly praised VW group products mainly for their soft touch plastic interiors.
Whilst I am not personally a dashboard stroker I can see that VW group cars have nicely designed interiors particularly Audi. The current VW self inflicted problems over emissions may well end up costing billions but that cost does not fall upon VW owners but on the company. None of the recent problems would stop me buying a VW product, indeed an Audi A6 allroad is one on the most desirable cars to me in bi turbo diesel form.

7 April 2016
Citytiger wrote:

Now what was it thats so brilliant about the VW group again, someone please remind me.. Sounds like they are going from one shambles to another, how long before people wake up and smell the roses and realise they are not a premium brand, they are just a run of the mill brand with ideas above their station, and have been found out, to the cost of billions.

You weren't following Artill in his Mustang V8 with your roof down were you? The CO emissions seem to have gone to your head!

7 April 2016
Fadyady was proved right after all!

7 April 2016
Fadyady was proved right after all!

7 April 2016
Fadyady was proved right after all!

7 April 2016
Did Fadyady uncover the emissions scandal?

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