29 Jan '16, 4pm

VW Bites Back: Doubts Diesel Whistleblower, Says Defeat Software Legal In Europe

John Voelcker 557 views Jan 29, 2016 Follow John Add to circle 2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test Enlarge Photo Another week brings more new stories on the diesel-emission cheating scandal that threatens to dig Volkswagen deeper into a ditch of its own making. Following reports in German newspapers late last week suggesting that the "defeat device" software was an "open secret" in VW's engine group, the company bit back yesterday. VW Group CEO Matthias Müller told reporters at a reception that the sources for the Sueddeutsche Zeitung report "have no idea about the whole matter." DON'T MISS: VW Diesel Cheating An 'Open Secret' In Engine Group: Report Müller's statement, as reported by Reuters , "casts doubt" on the newspaper's report, which it said came from statements by a whistleblower cited in the company's internal probe of the scandal. The CEO also suggeste...

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