VW admits nearly 1.2m UK cars are affected by the emissions scandal

30th September 2015


Volkswagen has revealed that almost that 1.2 million UK vehicles have the software which has been linked to the emissions scandal fitted.

The number includes diesel cars under the VW, Audi, Seat and Skoda brands..

VW will shortly provide the identification numbers of affected vehicles and then begin contacting owners.

VW will then start contacting owners.

The number of vehicles affected for each brand are:

Volkswagen cars 508,276

Audi 393,450

Seat 76,773

Skoda 131,569

VW commercial vehicles 79,838

Total 1,189,906

Which? executive director, Richard Lloyd, says: “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. 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.”

Which? has launched a new campaign, Come Clean on Fuel Claims, calling for:

• All car manufacturers to announce whether their emissions and fuel economy tests have been manipulated within the next seven days;

• The Government must immediately publish a timetable for a genuinely independent investigation and ensure any consumers found to be affected can get easy access to redress; and

• The European Commission must announce how they will bring forward new tests with full and proper independent oversight by the end of the year.

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