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Re: Vehicle misdescription

Postby atticus » Fri Oct 02, 2015 4:04 pm

Whatever it is, it's lousy PR.
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Re: Vehicle misdescription

Postby dls » Fri Oct 02, 2015 4:28 pm

Very such and they deserve whatever they get - but we should be awaiting other manufacturers changing such predictions fairly quickly.
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Re: Vehicle misdescription

Postby Hairyloon » Fri Oct 02, 2015 6:15 pm

diy wrote:Its not clear if its in the consumers interest to have the fix fitted.

That probably depends upon the consumer: if they want a faster car, then they probably don't want to run in ultra-economy mode, if they want economy, then they probably do.
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Re: Vehicle misdescription

Postby diy » Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:23 am

My understanding is the fix does neither. Power down / fuel up.

In any case according to BBC news this morning - its corporate manslaughter.

I think this is getting silly now. I'm still of the opinion that this is part of the US money importing scheme, whereby they target foreign companies for investigation in order to fine them large sums of money. I don't think there are too many cases of US firms being targeted like this. Maybe some of the high tech, but not sure if money ever changed hands.
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Re: Vehicle misdescription

Postby atticus » Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:41 am

That is not what the BBC news says. The BBC has reported someone making that argument, and not under UK law (yet). There is a massive difference.
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