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VW Will Not Sue South Korea For Sales Ban, Will Attempt Certification

Volkswagen has reportedly changed its mind regarding a lawsuit against South Korea.
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The German corporation has received a sales ban on 32 models from its portfolio, which were homologated using falsified noise or fuel economy reports. South Korea also removed the certification of approval for 209,000 units, which will require new certificates to be entirely compliant with South Korean legislation.

The number of vehicles that have lost their certification of approval has reached 68% of the total sales registered in the country by the Volkswagen Group since 2007.

Contrary to previous rumors, Volkswagen has decided not to pursue legal action against the ban, but to attempt to achieve certification for the affected cars.

This would also fix the problem for those that already own cars that have had their certificates revoked because Volkswagen falsified them.

In total, the Volkswagen Group had lost approval to sell about 80 model variants in South Korea, including Audi, Bentley, and Volkswagen cars. A spokesperson for Volkswagen’s South Korean division has stated that the corporation has decided to avoid a lengthy legal process for a solution that will lead to the quick restart of sales, which will be handled through the same channels regarding matters of certification.

As we previously noted, approximately 126,000 of the total of 209,000 Volkswagen Group vehicles sold in South Korea were affected by Dieselgate and also had been homologated using falsified data for noise and fuel economy reports. As Automotive News mentions, Volkswagen also received a fine of $15.93 million from the South Korean government because of this matter.

At the same time, Volkswagen is experiencing issues in the United States of America, where almost half of the affected owners of the Dieselgate situation are interested in selling their cars back to the corporation. If this plan becomes reality, Volkswagen will end up with higher costs for the entire Dieselgate affair.

On the other hand, Nissan’s South Korean unit will pursue the local environment ministry in court after it was accused of cheating on emissions analyses. Nissan had also received a temporary sales ban of the diesel versions of the Qashqai until the situation had been resolved.

 
 
 
 
 

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