Opel has to call back for software update diesel model

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Opel has to call back for software update diesel model

Opel has to call back for software update diesel model-update
dpa/Caroline Seidel/dpa Production of the Opel Zafira in the now closed Bochum Opel plant.

The Schleswig-Holstein Higher Administrative Court (OVG) has confirmed the obligation of Opel to recall several diesel models in the course of the exhaust gas scandal.

For links on this page, Site receives. A commission from the dealer, Z.B. For marked. The OVG announced that the software has to convert more information flocks to control the shutdown devices on Thursday in Schleswig on Thursday. The models are affected Opel Zafira 1.6 and 2.0 CDTI, Opel Cascada 2.0 CDTI and Opel Insignia 2.0 CDTI From 2013 to 2016. So it is z.B. at the Insignia not for the current model. According to the court, the decision is incontestable (AZ. 5 MB 3/19).In this way, the OVG confirmed a decision by the Administrative Court in Schleswig in the provisional legal protection proceedings in November 2018. In the exhaust gas scandal it had rejected Opel’s urgent application against a recall order from the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA). According to the KBA, the three vehicle models have inadmissible shutdown devices.

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The KBA ordered the immediate recall in October 2018 on the grounds that the built -in systems for reducing the nitrogen oxides in the exhaust gases would be throttled in its effectiveness, among other things, at outside temperatures below 17 degrees Celsius. With such switch-off devices, more nitrogen oxides are emitted than permitted under EU law.

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On 17. October 2018, the authority therefore ordered Opel to remove the inadmissible facilities and convert the engine control software of the car. A voluntary recall and conversion campaign that had been running since April 2018 did not consider the KBA to be sufficient.

Opel’s application directed against this to grant preliminary legal protection by the Schleswig Administrative Court was unsuccessful (decision of 09.11.2018, AZ. 3 B 127/18). The 5. Senate of the OVG has now rejected the complaint against it.
SV/dpa

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