VOLKSWAGEN have admitted that almost 1.2 million vehicles in the UK are affected by the diesel emissions scandal.
The specific numbers of vehicles affected by the scandal are as follows:
Volkswagen Passenger Cars – 508,276
Audi – 393,450
Seat – 76,773
Skoda – 131,569
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles – 79,838
However, VW Group UK countered these figures by announcing an action plan to correct the emission issues afflicting certain diesels.
Volkswagen will collect the VIN numbers of the affected cars, which will be released to retailers. Additionally, a self-service process for customers to check if their vehicle is affected will be set up.
Customers will then begin to be contacted, with details of a process to get their vehicles corrected as soon as possible.
VW hasten to add that all cars remain safe and roadworthy.
The Volkswagen Group brands whose vehicles are affected will present the technical solutions and measures to relevant responsible authorities in October.
The owners of affected vehicles will be kept informed over the coming weeks and months. To this end, all Group brands involved will set up national websites to update customers on any developments.
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