The car manufacturer Opel is in a dispute with the Federal motor transport authority (KBA) about the recall of almost 100,000 diesel vehicles failed with an application for a temporary injunction. The schleswig-Holstein administrative court in Schleswig informed that now there are serious indications that, in the opinion of the KBA is applicable. The office had committed to Opel, in the world of 96,000 cars of the models Insignia, Cascada and Zafira from the years 2013 to 2016, the recall of about 32,000 in Germany.

The KBA explained that the forced-recall that in the above-mentioned models improper shutdown of the facilities. In contrast, Opel fought back: The cars comply with the applicable regulations, said the carmaker. Of the of 96,000 cars have also already 53.000 a software update. At the beginning of November, the company announced that the dispute before the schleswig-Holstein administrative court to clarify.

The application for a temporary injunction against the recall of the administrative judge meadows now, with decision of 9. November: A quick Action to improve air quality, given the high importance of the affected legal interests of the environment and health is necessary, it was said to the grounds. The Opel’s claimed reputation had suffered harm “as a result of the installation of a probably inadequate technology already occurred”. In contrast, the public interest in the preparation of the conformity of vehicles in circulation prevails.

Against the decision, Opel can, within two weeks of appeal to the administrative Tribunal. An Opel spokesman said the company would not comment on the decision. It is, therefore, still open, whether the dispute goes to the next instance.


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