There is a nontrivial gap in the proof of Theorem 5.2 of  which is one of the main results of that paper and has been applied three times (cf. [2, Theorem 5.3, (G) in Section 6, Theorem 6.4]). Till now neither the gap has been closed nor a counterexample found. The aim of this paper is to give, by means of some general results, a better understanding of the gap. The proofs that the applications hold will be given elsewhere.