Volkswagen UK announces plan to correct vehicle emissions

2011 Volkswagen Golf GTD
2011 Volkswagen Golf GTD
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Volkswagen Group UK has today announced its action plan to correct the emissions characteristics of diesel vehicles following the recent scandal.

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 statement, Volkswagen took the opportunity to remind customers that affected vehicles are technically safe and roadworthy.

Under the action plan, the Volkswagen Group brands whose vehicles are affected will present the technical solutions and measures to relevant responsible authorities in October.

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.

More than one million vehicles in the UK are affected by the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal, with full details on the figures below.

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

ŠKODA – 131,569

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles – 79,838