VW scandal: 1.2m UK vehicles affected
30 September 2015
From the section Business
Volkswagen has announced that nearly 1.2 million of its vehicles sold in the UK are fitted with the software behind the emissions scandal.
It includes diesel-powered cars with the VW brand, Audi, Seat and Skoda as well as VW commercial vehicles.
In the next few days the company will give the vehicle identification numbers to retailers as well as coming up with a process for owners to check if their vehicles are affected.
VW will then start contacting owners.
The company stressed that all the vehicles are still safe and roadworthy.
VW plans to present its plans for resolving the problems with the affected vehicles to regulators next month.
The specific number of vehicles affected under each brand are:
Volkswagen cars 508,276
VW commercial vehicles 79,838
The emissions scandal began in the US when regulators discovered that certain vehicles made by Volkswagen were fitted with software that would make their diesel engines operate differently when they sensed that the car was being tested.
Source:: BBC UK