Let’s take a look at the Rupert Stadler criminal investigations since his arrest in Germany at the end of last week.
The development was a major step forward in the pursuit of justice against the individuals within the Volkswagen Group – which includes subsidiary company Audi – to make sure that the people behind the veil of the corporation, and therefore behind the dieselgate crisis, are appropriately reprimanded.
Rupert Stadler is the latest high-profile figure to be intimated in the scandal, and we are monitoring the progress of the Rupert Stadler criminal investigations very closely.
Big news from the continent: just days after the announcement of investigations into several senior Audi employees, Audi boss Rupert Stadler has been arrested.
Audi, as part of the Volkswagen Group, have millions of their vehicles fitted with the defeat devices that have allowed vehicles to cheat life-saving emissions testing. Audi CEO Rupert Stadler’s arrest is welcome news as prosecutors continue to investigate the carmaker for their actions to get to the bottom of who in the VW company is personally responsible for the scandal.
According to prosecutors, they have made the arrest after concerns that Mr Stadler might try to ‘suppress evidence’.
Contrary to the perceptions VW appear to have done well to paint with the media and public, the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal is far from over. With the deadline to join the class action against them formally set as 26 October 2018, the legal fight for justice has really only just begun, and there is plenty to be done before the deadline elapses.
Our firm has been appointed to the Steering Committee who are leading the action against VW in the High Court of Justice. Anyone who has yet to start their claim and join our Claimant Group is urged to do so before the deadline expires to avoid missing out.
Audi has admitted that another 60,000 vehicles are being recalled following further probes into so-called “defeat devices” being fitted into more vehicles than previously confirmed.
The models reportedly affected are the Audi A6 and the Audi A7 that are fitted with a particular type of diesel engine. Germany’s KBA previously requested a hearing because of suspicions more models were fitted with illegal defeat devices.
The news of the wider Audi recall will no doubt increase the pressure of the headache that parent company Volkswagen has been suffering since the breaking of the “dieselgate” scandal we’re taking action on.
Audi SQ5 sales have been suspended in the UK. Although the official line from Audi is that it was down to production slots being filled, there are suspicions that it might actually be due to new emissions laws coming into force in the next few months.
The Audi SQ5 suspension follows that of the Porsche Macan S Diesel which was thought to have been suspended due to an inability to stay legal when it comes to emissions laws. With both Audi and Porsche a part of the Volkswagen Group that’s at the heart of the ongoing “dieselgate” scandal, there is reason to question all things emissions-related when it comes to this particular automotive giant.
The headquarters of luxury car brand Audi have been raided by German prosecutors in relation to the ongoing VW Emissions Scandal we’re representing U.K. victims for.
Audi, who have been a subsidiary of VW since 1966, have millions of cars fitted with the cheat devices worldwide, including many here in the U.K.
As well as offices being raided, media reporting says that some private homes have also been searched as part of the investigations as well.
Audi has announced a recall of almost 5,000 of their cars in Europe over emissions software issues. A total of 4,997 A8 model cars with 4.2 litre V8 diesel engines are affected by the recall. Retailing new at around £64,000, over 3,500 of the recalled vehicles are located in Germany where the coalition government has reportedly agreed to reduce emissions by at least 85% by 2050.
The affected vehicles will join other Audi vehicles fitted with the so-called “defeat device” software to be recalled for a technical “fix”.
Luxury automaker Audi are voluntarily recalling 870,000 diesel-powered vehicles in order to “fix” installed emissions software that allows vehicles to pass official testing through means, that we say, stem from deception.
Owned by the Volkswagen Group, Audi has left many long and loyal customers absolutely dismayed over revelations of their involvement in this scandal. Audi is famous for marketing its cars as technologically advanced and its diesel cars as innovative and eco-friendly; but it turns out this wasn’t the case at all…
In the continually evolving emissions scandal, Audi are being accused of breaking emissions laws in their own country for more vehicles.
New evidence has surfaced to suggest prolonged emissions cheating involving additional models, and the German authorities have instructed Audi to extend their recalls.
The German Transport Ministry expect The Volkswagen Group to recall their Audi A7 and A8 vehicles manufactured between 2009 and 2013. Around 24,000 vehicles are thought to be affected by this new recall; a good half of which were sold in Germany.
After the U.S. District Judge, Charles Breyer, approved of the $14.7 billion settlement in the U.S., VW may have thought that the dust was about to settle a little in terms of this ongoing scandal.
But we always seem to have something to blog about, as more and more developments about the scandal are coming to light all the time. In this latest story, Californian authorities are directly accusing Audi of being complicit in the use of so-called “defeat devices” for CO2 emissions as well!