VW have recently confirmed that the recall of the affected vehicles will commence in January 2016. It is understood that the numbers of affected vehicles in the UK is as follows:

  • Volkswagen Passenger Cars – 508,276
  • Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles – 79,838
  • Audi (A1, A3, A4, A5, A6, TT, Q3 and A5 models) – 393,450
  • ŠKODA – 131,569
  • SEAT – 76,773

It may not be every vehicle in the above ranges that are affected, the ones that are most likely to be subject to the defeat device will have an EA189 engine (1.2 litre, 1.6 litre and 2.0 litre diesel engines (TDIs – Turbo Diesel Injection)). If you think that you may be affected and are looking to find out more information direct from the manufacturer please see the following links:

Seat: TBC

If you believe that you are affected by this, we have already started advising clients with regard to their rights and we would be able to help you deal with the matter. You may call us directly or request a call back and our litigation team will be more than happy to discuss the matter with you.