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Why Bosch Is Being Sued As Part Of The VW Defeat Device Scandal

January 28, 2016
Colson Hicks Eidson

Another lawsuit has been filed against Volkswagen—this time in Alabama—as more and more consumers who bought the company’s EPA cheating TDI diesel cars seek compensation for being deceived. However, a new wrinkle in the scandal just unfolded as car software company Bosch is being sued as a part of the VW defeat device scandal.

How Is Bosch Involved In The Volkswagen Scandal?

A lawsuit filed against VW in North Alabama has added Bosch as a codefendant in the case. The suit alleges that Bosch designed and delivered the defeat device software that tricked the EPA into passing Volkswagen’s TDI diesel cars. Using the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, also known as the RICO Act, the case has added the German software company for participating in VW’s fraud.

“According to German and French newspaper reports, a team currently conducting a Volkswagen internal review of the scandal uncovered a 2007 letter from Bosch to Volkswagen in which Bosch warning that using its software in production vehicles would constitute an ‘offense,’” reads the lawsuit. “Nevertheless, Bosch proceeded to deliver 11,000,000 units of its defeat device to Volkswagen.”

The case also accuses Bosch and Volkswagen of committing wire fraud by advertising the TDI as an environmentally friendly product.

The case against Volkswagen is expanding rapidly, and more companies seem to be involved in the scandal that has rocked the EPA and environmentalist everywhere. The defective auto partsattorneys at Colson Hick Eidson invite you to visit our page about the VW recall, and keep following our blog for the latest updates on this scandal.

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