VW Emissions Compensation looks to be owed to millions of people, all over the world
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11 million vehicles worldwide are affected by the VW emissions scandal
VW Emissions Compensation may be owed to up to 11million vehicle owners worldwide, due to the VW emissions scandal that has recently come to light. VW Group produce, amongst others, VW, Audi, Skoda and SEAT vehicles, and certain Diesel engines used for all of these brands are affected.
As far as we know, only diesel cars produced by VW Group between 2009 - 2015 are affected
In 2015, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), found that VW Group had produced cars that contained software to manipulate emissions tests. This so called 'defeat device' meant the vehicles could detect when they were being tested and alter their natural behaviour. The affected VW Group vehicles would produce far less pollutants when under test conditions than when on the road being used by ordinary people day to day.
The pollutants concerned were NOx emissions, which are particularly harmful to human health. Please visit our environmental effects page to find out more about NOx emissions.
These revelations have shaken the international car industry to its very foundations. With many believing climate change and the environmental impact of cars is a major problem facing the planet, car makers like VW are expected to be at the forefront of helping fight pollution. That VW were not only failing to meet the EPA requirements, but also misleading customers has caused a huge international fallout, often reffered to as #DieselGate.
In the US VW are currently in negotiations with the EPA to try and set out a path to fix the affected cars, although no timescales have been agreed yet. In the UK a vehicle recall has been announced to begin in January, and Matthias Mueller, the new VW Group Chief Executive, has claimed all alterations will be complete by the end of 2016.
Class legal action against VW has begun in the US, and it looks as though the UK will follow a similar route. Many leading legal teams are waiting for the green light to begin claims against VW Group, and we have the ability to pursue your claim for you wherever you are based in the world.
We are almost certain VW owners will be able to claim for the VW emissions scandal. Here are a few of the key reasons we think a the good news is just around the corner:
In legal terms, this essentially all adds up to a serious breach of contract. VW owners bought their cars based on incorrect emissions data, add to this the moral implications and resale values and you have a serious situation on your hands, and a company that needs to hold its hands up and make the situation right.
There has been talk amongst legal professionals of settlements of around £2,000 (equal to around $3,000) per vehicle although the final figure is likely to vary slightly from this amount.
In order to be totally sure, please check your official car documentation or see a mechanic. Only VW Group cars with the Type EA189 engine are affected. Alternatively get in touch with VW Customer Care to find out if your vehicle has the affected engine.
VW Shareholder Compensation might also be possible to claim. If you are a VW Group shareholder, please email us for more information on your specific case.
Please note that whilst we believe it is likely VW Emissions Compensation will become available, we can not guarantee it. Please check back soon to our site for updates on the VW emissions scandal.