Renault Might Be Staring At A Probe Just Like Volkswagen

Written By:

Renault might face a criminal probe in France as the country's consumer fraud agency has forwarded a file to prosecutors about a possible emission law being breached.

Renault Might Be Staring At A Probe Just Like Volkswagen

The government's industry minister said the agency had sent the findings to the prosecutors about the inquiry into a possible emissions test manipulations by Renault which was opened with the backdrop of the infamous diesel gate scandal by Volkswagen.

Renault Might Be Staring At A Probe Just Like Volkswagen

The government said that it is now up to the court to decide what further action needs to be taken over the suspected breach.

Renault Might Be Staring At A Probe Just Like Volkswagen

Renault on the other hand said its engines have complied with European laws. Both the company and the agency were able to pinpoint the agencies investigations.

Renault Might Be Staring At A Probe Just Like Volkswagen

As of now, only Volkswagen and Renault have been referred for a possible breach in law and criminal investigation in France.

Renault Might Be Staring At A Probe Just Like Volkswagen

With Volkswagen in the news for the diesel gate scandal, Renault and other companies have attracted the scrutiny for the possible use of cheating software or device to cover possible higher emission.

Renault Might Be Staring At A Probe Just Like Volkswagen

The European loophole where it states that cheat device is illegal except when it is required to protect the engine, the loophole which have been exploited.

Renault Might Be Staring At A Probe Just Like Volkswagen

The findings by the French agency include material found during police searches at Renault sites, interviews with company officials, and results of independent tests conducted on Renault vehicles.

Renault Might Be Staring At A Probe Just Like Volkswagen

Prosecutors in France are expected to carry out their preliminary inquiry to decide if they need to order a formal probe under an investigating judge which might lead to a full trial.

Read more on: #renault #auto news
Story first published: Friday, November 11, 2016, 13:12 [IST]
Please Wait while comments are loading...

Latest Photos