Now the Australian competition and consumer authority action against Volkswagen and its Australian subsidiary submits. The consumer advocates oppose the exhaust scams ten models, from golf and Passat to SUV Amarok.
The Commission justifies this by a “planned fraud” in the sale of more than 57,000 automobiles. “The allegations relate to an extraordinary behavior of a global group, deliberately and repeatedly,” said Rod Sims, chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).
The Commission aims not only to financial compensation: She wants to condemn the Germans to make public statements about their misconduct and to show ads , in which the company agrees to its behavior in recent years. Volkswagen had the Australian Consumer Law in several cases broken by the Group software internal in its automobiles to cheat as exhaust gas measurement and the buyer misdirect overlooking compliance with the rules, Sims said. A
“had Consumers . right to expect that the emission levels of their Volkswagen comply with the instructions in the advertisement “in explaining the ACCC states:” Based on the information of Volkswagen AG, Volkswagen Australia automobiles as an environmentally friendly, clean, with low emissions and high marketed equivalent of European standards, but everything was not true under normal driving conditions. “
the private law firm Maurice Blackburn has already collected approximately ten thousand VW buyers behind him, “significantly more than $ 100 million” demand from Wolfsburg. It also calls for the complete replacement of more than 90,000 vehicles. Further actions by private individuals are against the Volkswagen, Audi and Skoda pending.