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Spanish car maker, SEAT, has been a subsidiary of the German Volkswagen Group since 1986. In 2015, the Volkswagen Group admitted to installing “cheat software” into many of their diesel cars across the world, in order to cheat emission tests in the lab. Many SEAT vehicles were affected.
The SEAT vehicles affected were manufactured between 2009 and 2015. This means that many UK SEAT owners could have been driving vehicles that promised better performance and less pollution than was actually the case.
The emissions scandal has been worldwide news since 2015. Now, UK residents are claiming compensation against their car manufacturer. Claim Experts can help you claim compensation against SEAT for the mis-representation of their vehicle emissions, helping you receive any damages if you have been left out of pocket.
The dieselgate scandal, as it is now known, began in September 2015. The Volkswagen Group confessed to knowingly inserting cheat software into more than 11 million cars worldwide in order to cheat emissions tests.
This testing is a crucial factor in the process of eliminating Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) being dispersed into the air. VW Group were, therefore, trying to cheat the system into thinking their cars were more ecologically friendly than they actually were.
Included within this was 1.2 million vehicles that were sold in the UK. The cars sold in the UK included vehicles within the VW Group – SEAT, Skoda, Porsche, Audi.
Many SEAT owners potentially paid money for a car that they believed to release a certain amount of dangerous NOx, whereas it actually released much more of the gas into the atmosphere.
A number of SEAT-manufactured vehicles have been affected. The key dates for those affected are between 2009 and 2015. In particular, it was cars with EA189 diesel engines that were affected. Below are the diesel cars that were potentially fitted with the cheat devices:
It is thought that all of the above vehicles had the software installed in order to cheat the emissions test. If yours is there, you may be entitled to claim compensation just like any Volkswagen owner.
SEAT initially sent out letters if your car was affected and they were recalling cars in order to sort the problem. However, you may not have received this letter or bought on the secondary market in between 2009-2015.
There are currently two links on the SEAT website which can help you find out if you have been affected:
How to check if your SEAT was affected
SEAT EA189 Service Action
Claim Experts can also give you advice in regards to finding out if your vehicle has been affected and your next steps.
If all of the below statements are true for you, then it is highly likely that you are eligible to claim against SEAT/The Volkswagen Group:
Claim Experts are asked this question regularly, and we believe there are five reasons:
One the key reasons is that a multinational company lied to its customers in order to make more profits. This meant that they sold a SEAT that was not what was advertised, meaning your health and your pocket could have been affected.
The Volkswagen Group also lied about a dangerous pollutant – NOx. This is responsible for acid rain, global warming, smog and the deterioration of the ozone layer.
It has been reported that The Volkswagen Group have put aside £4.7 billion to cover costs of any oncoming litigation.
There is no current guidance on the amount of compensation UK residents can receive for an SEAT emissions claim. Having said this, leading industry experts have estimated that claimants could potentially claim up to £3,000 should their claim be successful.
This estimation includes past and present SEAT owners.
Claim Experts will inform you every step of the way about your case. We also work on a No Win, No Fee basis, meaning if your claim is unsuccessful there will be no cost to you.
Have you been affected by the SEAT emissions scandal? Do you want to make a claim for compensation against dieselgate? You can start your SEAT emissions claim today.
At Claim Experts, we have a team of expert litigation solicitors who come from a financial services and compliance background. We are also regulated and authorised by the Solicitors Regulation.
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If you would like to speak to one of our SEAT Emissions Claims Solicitors, you can do by calling 0800 0155 687, or by completing an enquiry form.