Volkswagen Group has been ordered by a German court to take back a 2.0-litre diesel Skoda Yeti caught up in its emissions scandal and pay the buyer about 26,500 euros (£23,000), the full price of his car.
VW intentionally committed fraud and can’t defend itself by saying it hasn’t clarified who was responsible for software that allowed the vehicle to cheat on emissions tests, the court in Hildesheim said.
According to a local media report, the 68-year-old customer bought the Yeti crossover from a dealership in 2013 for 26,500 euros. He took VW to court claiming a reduction in the car’s value following a fix to its engine software, following a recall.
The decision is the second this month from a German court that may give momentum to a host of suits seeking compensation for consumers. It’s seen as a test case and could lead to hundreds of further claims.
PSA Peugeot Citroen is seeking to clarify claims that an independent laboratory linked to the EC has found NOx emissions from a C4 Cactus were over six-times what they should have been on the road.
The Cacus BlueHDi 100 tested in Spain and Italy is said to be pushed out 585 mgs of nitrogen oxide when the EU limit is 80mgs.