JMR Solicitors are in the process of investigating causes of action against VW (including Audi, Skoda and Seat), due to the emission scandal, with the intention of bringing a Group Action.
Volkswagen admitted that 1.2 million VW, Audi, Skoda and SEAT vehicles in the UK were fitted with emissions test cheating technology, but denies that the software was unlawful. VW is refusing to pay any compensation to consumers in England.
What is the VW Scandal claim about?
In September 2015 the Volkswagen Group said that up to 11 million of their VW, Audi, SEAT and Skoda diesel vehicles sold worldwide were fitted with software that mislead emissions tests. 1.2 million of these vehicles were sold in the UK. This software is illegal under UK law and we are bringing claims for compensation for consumers who purchased affected vehicles.
Who can bring a claim for the VW Scandal?
Everyone who bought an affected vehicle have a potential claim.
Your claim for VW scandal will look at whether:
- You bought an affected vehicle as a consumer (which means it was not for business purposes); and
- You made payments for an affected vehicle on or after the 1st October 2014 to an approved Volkswagen, Audi, SEAT or Skoda dealer or Volkswagen Audi, SEAT or Skoda Finance.
- You got a hire purchase, lease or personal contract purchase (PCP) contract with Volkswagen, Audi, SEAT or Skoda Finance before 1 October 2014, & made one or more payments after that date.
You can still bring a claim, even if you have sold your vehicle.
How much will bringing a claim with JMR Solicitors for the VW Scandal cost me?
JMR Solicitors will act under a conditional fee agreement (CFA) for the claim, generally known as “no win no fee”.
Which cars are affected?
At present, the affected vehicles with the “EA189 turbo diesel engine” are:
Audi A1, 3, 4, 5, 6, TT, Q3, Q5,
Volkswagen Beetle, Jetta, Golf, Passat
The scandal may also affect:
Skoda Octavia, Fabia, Rapid, Roomster, Superb, Yeti
Seat Leon, Ibiza, Toledo, Altea, Exeo.
You can check whether your vehicle is affected by checking the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) details of your car.
You can find your VIN in the front of the service book or at the bottom of the windscreen on the left-hand side.
The VIN will look like this: WVWZZZ1JZXW000010
Contact JMR Solicitors to register as a potential claimant for the VW scandal today
If you believe you have been affected by the scandal please contact JMR Solicitors, to register your potential claim. Any claim for damages may include reduction in value of your vehicle, extra fuel costs, added Road Tax costs, the variance in purchase price between your vehicle and a less efficient vehicle.