Thursday July 9, 2020

New VW battlefront as Irish motorists sue over emissions

Tipperary man claims dealership fix reduced power and hurt resale value of his car

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

9th April, 2017
Volkswagen modified 35,000 cars in Ireland after being caught cheating on emissions tests Picture: Getty

Volkswagen is being sued by an Irish driver who claims the company’s attempt to remove its controversial emissions tampering device damaged his car, a move that is being seen as a test case in the battle between the German car giant and Irish motorists.

Damian Hellstrom, a computer engineer from Tipperary, was one of thousands of Volkswagen owners in Ireland who were advised to bring their cars back to one of the car...

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