Swiss Officials Issue Temporary Volkswagen Diesel Sales Ban

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon
swiss officials issue temporary volkswagen diesel sales ban

Volkswagen’s pain parade marches on, this time to Switzerland, which has temporarily banned sales of the automaker’s diesels.

Morningstar reports the stop-sale order, issued Friday by the nation’s Federal Roads Office per the BBC, could affect 180,000 VW, Audi, Seat, and Skoda vehicles on the road with 1.2-, 1.6-, and 2.0-liter diesels in the Euro5 emissions category. New diesels affected would not be sold, used models would not be registered, and those on the road could be recalled. Diesels in the Euro6 emissions category would not be affected by the order.

This latest action in the wake of VW’s emissions-rigging scandal, which began last week when the Environmental Protection Agency issued a violation notice to the automaker upon finding software designed to help circumvent the U.S. agency’s emissions standards, comes on the same day Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller took the reins as the automaker’s new CEO, following the resignation of Martin Winterkorn.

Mueller said his first task would be “to win back trust for Volkswagen Group by leaving no stone unturned and with maximum transparency, as well as drawing the right conclusions from the current situation.”

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    • Pch101 Pch101 on Sep 27, 2015

      @28-Cars-Later You'd be complaining about the regulations, no matter what. If there was an internet in 1975, you would be saying exactly the same thing. That's just how you roll.

  • HerrKaLeun HerrKaLeun on Sep 26, 2015

    180000 is the number of existing Swiss VW diesel. Not the ones waiting to be sold. Big difference. Does Cameron being back mean we get this half-researched articles again? TTAC quality had improved after Aarons arrived. Please keep the higher level of journalism that came with Aaron.

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    • Cameron Aubernon Cameron Aubernon on Sep 27, 2015

      @HerrKaLeun "you can ban me, or censor this comment… " I could do that. Under your comment (and everyone else's in this post), I have the option to mark your comment as spam or trash, and the option to blacklist (ban) you. I could do that, but I won't, and nor will anyone else. Why would you even make such a statement? You know better than to think such things, and you should damn well know by now what circumstances do merit the banhammer. Come Monday, Aaron and Mark will be back to handling the news, I can go back to what I know I can do best, and your reading pleasure shall be restored. Since this is likely the last time either of us will talk to each other, here it is: I wish you well. Goodbye.

  • Ktm Ktm on Sep 26, 2015

    Aaawwwww, Cameron you editted your first response to Herr Arse.......should have left it.....I heard the mic drop

  • Znueni Znueni on Sep 27, 2015

    Just read (Source: Tagesanzeiger) that Swiss authorities won't register affected autos. Both new and used (dealers + private parties) are affected, so technically one can sell the cars but you can't get new license and registration on them. Anyone want to bet we'll see above average insurance claims if a practical solution isn't worked out soon?