Opel once again under suspicion of manipulation

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Opel already had to repair at around 100,000 diesel cars via a software update. Now the motor vehicle investigated-Federal office again cars from the manufacturer – including a particularly popular model.


The car manufacturer Opel in for more Diesel models are under suspicion of manipulation. According to the Hessische Rundfunk, the German Federal motor transport authority (KBA) is currently investigating, among other things, the exhaust gas purifier of the best-selling model Astra to the illegal defeat devices. It is until Recently produced engines already meet the Euro 6 standard. Opel would not comment on Friday.

The Federal office had imposed on the car manufacturers already, thousands of diesel cars in the models Insignia, Cascada and Zafira, from the model years 2013 to 2016 by the Software in terms of exhaust gas retrofit. Opel had tried in vain to fight back with an injunction against the decision. A Hardware retrofit, the company rejects anyway. In August 2017, by the French PSA group acquired company sees the former owners General Motors in the liability.

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