Opel Statement on the KBA Proceedings


Rüsselsheim.  Opel objects to the accusation of using inadmissible defeat devices. Opel vehicles comply with the applicable regulations. Opel also made this clear to the Kraftfahrtbundesamt (KBA) in the ongoing hearing. This process has not been concluded yet. It is not being delayed by Opel. Should an order be issued Opel will take legal action to defend itself.

Between February 2017 and April 2018 Opel started voluntary service updates for the diesel models Zafira Tourer (2.0l & 1.6l), Cascada (2.0l) and the predecessor generation of the Insignia (2.0l) produced in the years 2013-2016. The company has made every effort to implement the service updates promptly. An earlier start was not possible because the required approval of the KBA had not been issued earlier.

Around 31,200 vehicles were originally involved in Germany. More than 22,000 have already been updated in the course of the voluntary service action. Thus less than 9,200 vehicles would be involved in the recall which was announced today by the ministry.



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