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Volkswagen dealers to be given details of 1.2m vehicles involved in emissions' rigging

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Volkswagen dealers are to be given details of 1,189,906 group diesel vehicles caught up in the emissions’ rigging scandal in the UK.

In the coming days, the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) details of affected cars will be released to retailers.

In addition, a self-serve process for customers to check if their vehicle is affected will be set up.

“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,” said a Volkswagen statement.

“Customers with these vehicles will be kept informed over the coming weeks and months. All of the group brands affected will set up national websites to update customers on developments.”

The specific numbers of vehicles in the UK affected per brand are as follows:

Volkswagen passenger cars – 508,276
Audi – 393,450
Seat – 76,773
Skoda – 131,569
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles – 79,838

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  • walker - 30/09/2015 13:27

    Bad news is always good news for the media, and with the numbers involved it was inevitable that this would start a rush of negative headlines and "PPI & accident compo" type claims leeches trying to jump on the bandwagon. It would be more interesting if anyone could actually confirm whether there has been any actual impact on CO2 output rather than the HC & NOX etc. measurements taken in the States from the use of this software, and whether the blocking or masking effect has actually impacted on CO2 output. US standards list a handful of emitted gasses, but not CO2, so does this software have any impact on the measurements used in EU countries?

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  • Kel Prince - 30/09/2015 19:34

    Do hope everyone has read the James Le Fanu article page 22 in the Telegraph Monday 28th which puts a different medical slant on the hysterical press on the Volkswagen affair. Prehaps AM could quote from it and help redress the so far overly negative press content ?

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    • jeremybennett - 02/10/2015 16:37

      It doesn't appear to have made it on to the Telegraph website. Can you give a brief summary of what Le Fanu said?

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