German consumer advocates have launched the nationwide first model declaration action in the diesel scandal. Representing tens of thousands of diesel drivers, the Federal Association of Consumer Advocates v. VW is taking legal action.
„Volkswagen has cheated and owes injured consumers for damages,“ said CEO Klaus Müller today. The association submitted its more than 200 pages strong complaint according to own data still in the night by fax with the higher regional court Braunschweig.
The instrument of the model declaration action is completely new in Germany and has only been in force since today. Consumer advocates can sue for companies representing many victims. The consumers themselves bear no financial risk. The Federal Association of Consumer Centers wants to reach with his complaint that diesel drivers who are affected by the recall at Volkswagen, be compensated for the depreciation of their vehicles.