Clock Ticking to Join VW Emissions Scandal ActionJune 2018 | Insider
CLOCK TICKING TO JOIN VW EMISSIONS SCANDAL ACTION
VW owners have been urged to sign up for the group action against the car giant - before time runs out.
More than 1.2 million owners and former owners of affected cards - including VWs, Audis, Seats and Skodas – are eligible for compensation.
But now the High Court has set a deadline of 4pm on Friday 26 October for any eligible motorists to join the biggest class action in British legal history.
The German car giant is facing the unprecedented legal case after admitting fitting ‘defeat devices’ to some of its diesel-engine models to cheat strict clean air regulations.
So far, nearly 60,000 owners have already joined a group litigation, led by law firms Slater and Gordon and Leigh Day.
Gareth Pope, a group litigation lawyer from Slater and Gordon, said: “It is crucial that as many affected owners as possible sign up to hold VW account for their deceit and betrayal of customers.
“It has been two years since the scandal broke, yet still VW has done nothing to compensate owners. It is time to hold VW to account and the only way to do that is to join the action before the October deadline.”
In the US, VW admitted it deliberately equipped diesel-engine cars with illegal software. Civil and criminal fines and the bill for repairing engines has cost it almost $30bn and the emissions scandal has also resulted in VW executives being jailed.
Who Can Join The Claim?
If your car is manufactured by Volkswagen, Audi, SEAT or Škoda and it is: a 1.2, 1.6, or 2.0 litre diesel vehicle, made between 2008 and 2015, and you purchased, leased or acquired it (new or second hand) before 1st of January 2016, you may be eligible to take legal action. You may also be eligible to make a claim if you purchased your vehicle in any of the following ways: outright cash purchase, personal loan, personal contract plan (‘PCP’), lease purchase, hire purchase, finance lease, contract hire.
How to Join The Claim?
The best way to hold VW to account is to join the action at vwemissionsaction.com