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Public trust in the car industry badly damaged

The effect of the VW scandal has spread beyond just those affected to owners of other cars.


More than one million UK vehicles affected by VW scandal

30th September

Volkswagen has announced that more than one million UK vehicles are affected by its diesel emissions scandal.

The rundown is as follows:

- Volkswagen cars: 508, 276
- Audi: 393,450
- Seat: 76,773
- Skoda: 131,569
- Volkswagen commercial vehicles: 79,838

VW plans to modify all diesel vehicles with EA 189 engines and will inform customers on how to get them corrected soon.

A VW spokesperson said:

‘Step by step, affected customers will be contacted, with details of a process to get their vehicles corrected in the near future. In the meantime, all vehicles are technically safe and roadworthy.’

Come clean on fuel claims

Our executive director Richard Lloyd said:

'These figures confirm the scale of the deception the British public has faced. We now need the Government to urgently set out a timetable for action so that consumers can get redress.'

Details of affected cars will reportedly be released to retailers in the ‘coming days’ and there will be a self-service process for customers to check if their car needs to be corrected.

Richard Lloyd added: 'We also want the rest of the car industry to swiftly set out whether their tests have been manipulated and if their customers have been misled.'

Make sure to sign our petition if you think other car makers should come clean.


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