PARIS, January 19. French automaker Renault is Recalling 15 thousand cars to check the engines. On Tuesday the Minister of ecology, sustainable development and energy of France, ségolène Royal.
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“The company has pledged to withdraw over 15 thousand cars to check them and properly configured to filtration system the motors worked fine in all weather conditions, since at elevated temperatures they do not work”, – the Minister told the radio station RTL.
Earlier this month in several production centers Renault in France have passed inspections within the framework of public investigation of the possible fraud on the part of manufacturers to cover increased emissions of harmful exhaust their machines. Renault confirmed the checks, stressing, however, still no sign of fraudulent activity by the company authorities have not identified.
The scandal at Volkswagen
The decision to conduct large-scale investigations in France was made after the U.S. last year, the scandal around the giant Volkswagen. American authorities have discovered on the cars of the German company software that allowed them to manipulate data on emissions of harmful substances and to avoid stringent environmental regulations in the USA.
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Following revelations in the US facts followed by a loud international scandal that has caused serious blow to the reputation of Volkswagen and negatively affected the sales of cars of this brand all over the world. Investigations against the giant car maker in the U.S. launched in several countries in Europe and Asia.
As noted in the press release Volkswagen, the problem of falsifying data environmental tests on the content of harmful substances in exhaust gases of vehicles affected to 11 million cars across the globe.