Consequences of Volkswagen’s emission scandal aren’t going away anytime soon as Swiss consumer protection organization SKS has now filed a claim on behalf of about 6,000 car owners who wants to get reimbursed for their vehicle’s lost value due to the company’s much discussed emissions scandal.
The latest filing claimed that the damages account for 15 percent loss of initial retail price of the car. Earlier on Friday, SKS released a statement saying, “The cars sold as environmentally friendly were overpriced from the beginning. Due to the manipulation of the exhaust system, they then lost even more of their value on the secondary market.”
Following the filing, AMAG, the company responsible for importing the vehicles released a statement on its website saying that it did not understand why SKS recently filed the claim since the Volkswagen’s diesel cars in secondary market are still on the same or higher price group.
This latest news comes as earlier in December, Germany’s highest court rejected Volkswagen’s request to suspend the work of auditor responsible for investigating the emissions scandal.
Back in 2015, Volkswagen admitted that it had installed a software in thousands of diesel cars in order to manipulate the emission results to comply with rules as well as to make them appear cleaner than they were on the road. Afterwards, it was revealed that as many as 11 million vehicles on the road have similar software installed on them.