In September we found out that VW had used some software in their cars that made the emitted fumes appear cleaner than they actually were. Every car has to be tested to Government standard regulations to make sure that they aren’t over-polluting our air. Volkswagen used a “cheat device” to dupe the tests. This means that the VW vehicle that you are driving or have bought or leased may actually be sending out much nastier fumes than you may have thought. You may have bought a diesel car thinking that it was an environmentally good choice, but in fact the car is not as “green” as you were led to believe.

Can I make a claim for compensation from Volkswagen if my car is affected?

Firstly you need to check if your car is one which has been identified as being affected by the emissions scandal you can visit our page dedicated to ‘checking if your car has been affected by the VW Scandal’ which gives information and resources about how to check.

We have been informed that if you have been affected your car is due to be recalled for a “fix” but VW hasn’t told us what this “fix” will be. 400,000 cars will have to have their engine physically mended, whilst the rest will have to undergo a software update.

We have no idea at this time what the “fix” will actually do to the cars. It may be a case that the alterations will devalue the car or cause further problems. It may mean a change in fuel consumption or performance.

If the “fix” is detrimental in any way, and affects your car at all, then you will have a legitimate case to claim compensation from Volkswagen.

Is it not time to simply go ahead with a class action?

Whilst the information we have concerning losses is anecdotal we do not yet have solid evidence that a loss has actually been suffered following the fix and whether that loss is the same across all models and engine sizes. Once more models have been fixed then we shall be in a better position to instruct experts to give their opinion as to what has changed since the software update and the quantification of any loss which may have been suffered.

We have a team of lawyers dedicated to the helping those affected investigate the potential claims working on the case. We are trying to get more information from Volkswagen to determine if there is a case for VW diesel claims.

To ensure that you are part of this group you need to register for free at our VW Claims page.

How do I make a claim for compensation?

We anticipate that a group or class action will be pursued on behalf of every affected car owner. Once you have registered with us we will be in touch to let you know what is happening and what the options are. We anticipate that a group or class action will be pursued on behalf of every affected car owner. We have been contacted by thousands of anxious car owners enquiring about VW compensation claims who we have committed to assist on a No Win No Fee basis. We hope that customers will be able to claim compensation from VW.

How much will it cost to claim compensation from VW?

We have been contacted by thousands of anxious car owners enquiring about VW compensation claims who we have committed to assist on a No Win No Fee basis so there is no financial risk to individuals. We hope that customers will be able to claim compensation from VW.

If you would like to register your interest in claiming compensation from Volkswagen please leave your details on our VW Emissions Scandal Legal Investigation page.

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