Volkswagen and Bosch Fighting Public Request for Dieselgate Information

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, Automotive Editor - September 28, 2016

Another day, another Volkswagen dieselgate update. This time, however, it is Volkswagen—and supplier, Bosch—that's fighting back. According to a Reuters report, the two companies are battling a request for documents sent to U.S. investigators by European investors and vehicle owners.

According to the report, these folks are requesting access to the more than 20 million pages of documents that Volkswagen AG and Bosch have turned over to investigators. It is not yet known what investors want with the documents, but they include Italian consumer association Altroconsumo, Wolverhampton City Council, and the Dutch Settlement Foundation.

Volkswagen calls the request for access to the documents "blatantly overbroad" and noted that German authorities have already rejected such requests under the belief they would undermine investigations. Bosch, on the other hand, claims that the requests were filed incorrectly and that they would reveal "competitively sensitive" information to the general public.

The government has yet to announce whether it’ll release these documents or not; but what may protect VW and Bosch—for now, at least—is the fact that it's unlikely until to make public any documents until the investigation is complete.

Stay tuned for updates.

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, Automotive Editor

Justin Cupler has specialized as an automotive writer since 2009, and has seen himself published in multiple websites and online magazines. In addition to contributing to CarsDirect, Justin also works as editor in chief for a large performance car online publication. His specialty lays in the high-performance realm, but has a deep love and understanding for all things automotive. Prior to being an automotive writer, he was an automotive technician and manager for six years, but spent the majority of his younger life tinkering with classic muscle cars.

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