The German Police has confirmed that it is registering offices on Monday Opel in Germany, specifically its headquarters in Rüsselsheim, near Frankfurt, and Kaiserslautern, on suspicion of fraud in their diesel engines. The investigations revolve around the presumed existence of a software illegally installed in 95,000 cars with diesel engine that camouflages emissions of polluting gases, as reported by the German newspaper Bild.
The units that are suspect to incorporate said device would correspond to the Insignia, Zafira and Cascada models manufactured in the years 2012, 2014 and 2017 by Opel, bought a year and a half ago by PSA, which includes automotive brands such as Peugeot and Citroen. "We are investigating a possible fraud," prosecutor Nadja Niesen told the publication.
Opel, for its part, has merely stated that it "cooperates fully with the authorities". In 2015, the German environmental organization Deutsche Umwelthilfe detected problems with nitrogen oxides in some tests made in Switzerland to an Opel Zafira, accusation that was denied by the manufacturer.