Category: Emissions News
We said right from the start of our action that it’s important to remember two key things at the heart of the Volkswagen Emissions Scandal:
- That steps were taken by Volkswagen to intentionally misrepresent vehicles with the installation of a ‘defeat device’
- There will have been a very poignant reason as to why Volkswagen decided to cheat as opposed to act honestly
The second point has remained an ongoing question; what were Volkswagen so scared of happening that made them take the inappropriate decision to misrepresent their vehicles as opposed to acting fairly and being honest?
Deep down, we always knew what the reasons would be…
In the initial statement from Volkswagen UK, which is still visible on their site, they said:
“We have broken the most important part in our vehicles: your trust.
Now, our number one priority is winning back that trust.”Volkswagen UK
So, now that we’re in the second quarter of 2016, when is the recall that was supposed to start in January 2016 actually happening?
Truth be told, we have no idea!
- Top brass at Volkswagen knew about the emissions cheating as early as 2014
- The existence of the cheat devices was an “open secret”
- VW sales down on the previous year (14% quoted so far) with competitors enjoying a good start to the year
Despite all of this, and despite the fact that the law is (in our minds) very clear in terms of the responsibility that Volkswagen has to compensate people, they are refusing to offer victims affected by their cheat devices any compensation at all.
So what does this mean for the victims?
First, they said they would look at compensation for UK victims; and then they did a u-turn and have since tried to suggest that the values of vehicles affected by the emissions scandal have not lost any value at all.
As compensation looks likely in the USA, victims here in the UK are left uncertain as the UK wing of the German car giants at the centre of the scandal seem adamant in denying UK victims compensation.
As our action grows stronger and stronger every day, our clients concerns about the value of their vehicles are entirely justified.
Since the Volkswagen Scandal broke at the end of September, our compensation lawyers have been working round the clock to help victims who have vehicles fitted with emissions cheating defeat devices. Our legal action is well underway – and as far as we’re aware, other firms are still just registering people’s information.
We’re not registering information. We’re aware lawyers are claiming to be acting for thousands of people yet it is believed they haven’t actually initiated any claims at all.
We on the other hand are taking cases on; and right now, we are already actually acting for thousands of clients who have instructed us to pursue their claim.
Thousands of people are a part of our growing action which is expanding by huge numbers daily, and we’re currently offering all of our clients a Genuine No Win, No Fee offer.
We said that more and more would come out of the woodwork as time goes by, but this latest development in the Volkswagen emissions scandal has left our legal team and commenting clients in shock.
Questioning of bosses in the US has revealed that chiefs are blaming a small number of software engineers who are responsible for the defeat devices, with motives that remain unknown. They admit it’s hard to believe, and we agree – it’s very hard to believe indeed!
So the latest is that a small number of ‘rogue engineers’ have decided to do this off their own backs, without the knowledge of bosses. How on earth can we be expected to believe such things?
There is growing speculation that the Volkswagen Group – which includes Audi, SEAT, and Skoda – is not the only car manufacturing giant hiding a secret. Since the breaking of the news that Volkswagen have been fitting defeat devices in to vehicles to cheat emissions testing, many car owners are concerned that their own brand may also be hiding something.
So which car maker is next? Some have already spoken out and stated they do not use ‘defeat devices’ but given the scale of this scandal, how can we be convinced?
In the time that has passed since it was revealed that car manufacturing giants Volkswagen Group have been installing cheat devices in to vehicles to scam consumers with misrepresented emissions and performance ratings, our team has been helping victims nonstop who want to take action.
The VW Group has lost millions in share value and they have set aside around £4.7bn to deal with the scandal. They recognise how bad this is, and we are here to fight fairly for the victims who have been affected.