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German court rules that customer has no right to return rigged VW car


03/17/2016

A German court has dismissed a customer’s plea to return his VW sports utility vehicle. The plaintiff will appeal to a higher court.



In a significant ruling in favor of German auto manufacturer Volkswagen, a German court has dismissed a customer’s plea who wanted to cancel the purchase of his vehicle since it was affected by Volkswagen software which incorrectly reports emissions from the vehicle.
 
At the regional court in Bochum, Judge Ingo Streek ruled that the owner of the Volkswagen (VW) Tiguan sport-utility vehicle does not have the right to return the car despite its inherent defects.
 
The plaintiff has made it known that he would appeal the verdict in a higher court.