▷ The Audi year began with the diesel scandal – statute of limitations in the Audi emissions scandal threatens …


11.01.2022 – 15:18

Dr. Hoffmann & Partner Attorneys at Law

Nuremberg (ots)

In the Audi diesel scandal surrounding the 3.0 and 4.2 liter engines, the year 2022 will be of particular importance. The majority of claims for damages against Audi AG could expire at the end of December 31, 2022. “Because in 2019 a large number of those affected received the first unpleasant mail from Audi, Volkswagen or Porsche. If you want to be on the safe side, you have to enforce your claims as soon as possible this year,” warned Dr. Marcus Hoffmann and Mirko Göpfert, partners of the law firm Dr. Hoffmann & Partner lawyers from Nuremberg.

It is estimated that around 250,000 of the Audi, Porsche and Volkswagen vehicles fitted with a 3.0 liter V6 or 4.2 liter V8 diesel engine from Audi AG were equipped with impermissible defeat devices, according to the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA). The KBA issued recalls for these vehicles in 2017 and 2018. As a result, the vehicle owners, often out of the blue, then received recall letters from the manufacturers in 2019, confronting them for the first time with the general concern of the emissions scandal. Accordingly, according to the current legal opinion of many courts, the three-year knowledge-based limitation period will already expire at the end of 2022. “Anyone who has not yet done anything should in any case act quickly, but by the end of 2022 at the latest, so as not to go empty-handed in the end,” warns lawyer Dr. Marcus Hoffmann.

Audi has already been sentenced to damages in many legal proceedings throughout Germany. So the law firm Dr. Hoffmann & Partner Rechtsanwälte from Nuremberg, for example, in the proceedings before the LG Nürnberg-Fürth, judgment of August 18, 2020, 4 O 219/20 (Audi Q7, Euro 6); Judgment of 02.26.2021, 4 O 1981/20 (Audi A8, Euro 6); Judgment of March 29, 2021, 4 O 1730/20 (Audi A6, Euro 6); Judgment of November 17, 2021, 16 O 1081/21 (Audi A6, Euro 5); Judgment of 07.09.2021, 4 O 8137/20 (Audi A6, Euro 5); Judgment of August 31, 2021, 4 O 7555/20 (VW Touareg, Euro 6) and before the LG Marburg, judgment of October 29, 2020, 2 O 67/20 (Audi A6, Euro 5) and before the Cologne Higher Regional Court, judgment of October 28, 2021, 28 U 14/21 (Audi A8, Euro 6)to win consumer-friendly judgments. These decisions, along with a large number of other positive procedural conclusions, are examples of the good enforceability of the claims of those affected.

Buyers of affected vehicles, whether Euro 5 or Euro 6, whether sold or not, should therefore immediately pursue their claims and have them enforced. “This is especially true after Audi AG suffered two defeats before the BGH, VII ZR 256/21 and VII ZR 389/21, only on December 16, 2021,” affirmed attorney Mirko Göpfert. Dr. Marcus Hoffmann adds: “In the first proceeding there was a threat of confirmation of a judgment on damages by the Higher Regional Court Koblenz, so that Audi AG apparently withdrew the appeal in order to avoid a consumer-friendly fundamental judgment by the BGH financed contracts can also exist with a documented right of return “.

The way is basically free. Vehicle buyers of affected models who received a recall letter from Audi, Porsche or Volkswagen in 2019 should therefore enforce their claims with the help of a lawyer who is specialized in consumer protection law in 2022.

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Dr. Hoffmann & Partner Attorneys at Law
Lawyer Dr. Marcus Hoffmann
Virchowstrasse 20d
90409 Nürnberg

Tel:+49 (0) 911 567 94 00
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