Audi Ships Vehicles With Same Vin Number To Asia, VW group company continues to evade diesel gate in one way or the other. Will this ever stop?
Audi is one of the most prestigious companies which manufactures cars, completely classy and vibrant. Off late, the company has been involved in some scandal which deals with the Dieselgate. Indicters investigating the company’s entanglement in the Dieselgate scandal have landed up on a bizarre mystery. They have found documents related to the export of thousands of vehicles to many countries like China, Korea, and Japan and also they might have been stamped with identical vehicle identification numbers.
The analysis, has been announced by the German business journal Handelsblatt, and this was made when the investigators searched Audi’saudit department for documents pertaining to the Dieselgate scandal during a deep grazing incursion in the month of March. It came after the German Transport Ministry incriminated the company of deceiving on emissions testing for 24,000 Audi A7 and A8 diesels. According to the report, the company’s bookkeepers had all the documents about the duplicate VINs because they were gauging a danger of detection.
Audi has acknowledged callowness, with a spokesman stating that, they were not aware of the fact that the VIN numbers had been issued more than once. TheVIN numbers were supposed to be unique to each vehicle, with 17 digits and capital letters that correspond to that particular vehicle’s DNA including features such as where the car was built, the model year and engine specifications. They are very useful in tracking recalls, ownership histories, registrations and thefts, among other things.
As per the EU and German laws, the VIN numbers are supposed to remain interplaited for minimum span of 30 years. Indicters also told Handelsblattthat they were confused as to why Audi would produce vehicles under common VIN numbers.Audi, a division of Volkswagen Group, in June issued a recall for around 24,000 A7 and A8 models built between 2009 and 2013. It later stated that it would be updating the engine software blamed for the emissions cheating scandal on up to 850,000 diesel cars.But the VIN mystery adds a new wrinkle.