Friday, February 19, 2016

Volkswagen. The South Korean manufacturer headquarters raided – Ouest-France



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The South Korean headquarters of Volkswagen, in Seoul, was raided Friday as part of the investigation into the scandal of the rigged vehicles with engines. “We know that we will cooperate fully with the investigation and our position has not changed,” said a spokesman for the group.

Hard disks and documents were seized in the operation, which also involved several Volkswagen offices in the South Korean capital, but also the homes of some officials quality controls.

125,500 recalled vehicles In November, the government ordered the carmaker to recall 125,500 diesel vehicles, imposing a fine of 14.1 billion won (11.5 million euros) to the manufacturer. In January, a complaint was filed against Johannes Thammer, CEO of Volkswagen Audi Korea because of insufficient vehicle recall program for fixing engines.

The German brands account for 15% of the South Korean auto market.




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