Volkswagen has confirmed that nearly 1.2 million UK cars have been fitted with the ‘defeat device’ software which cheats emissions tests, adding to the extent of the emissions scandal.
The full breakdown of the number of vehicles affected over the VW brands is as follows:
• Volkswagen cars - 508, 276
• Audi - 393,450
• Seat - 76,773
• Skoda - 131,569
• Volkswagen commercial vehicles - 79,838
What Happens Next?
Over the Next Few Days
VW will provide vehicle identification numbers to retailers and will devise a system for vehicle owners to establish whether their car is involved. Thereafter they will commence contacting owners.
VW will propose a plan for remedial action to the regulators.
Slater and Gordon, who have been contacted by over 2,000 concerned UK VW owners, warn that any modifications may have detrimental effects on the functionality and future sales values of the effected cars. Until an independent third party has advised on the process of refitting the affected cars as well as the effects on driveability and resale value, UK owners should act with caution when contacted by VW.
Slater and Gordon are investigating the possibility of UK-based consumers bringing legal action against Volkswagen (VW). Our specialist litigation team are looking into the options for those who have been affected by the scandal, which includes the VW, Audi, Seat and Skoda brands.
If you think you have been affected, please visit our Volkswagen Emission Scandal Legal Investigation page to register your information.
Jacqueline Young is Head of Group Litigation at Slater and Gordon Lawyers UK.
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