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Thousands of UK Skoda owners could have been affected by the emissions scandal which unfolded in 2015. The dieselgate scandal was centred around Volkswagen, but Skoda has been a fully owned subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group since 2000.
Skoda is a very popular car in the UK, driven by many taxi drivers and other workers where mileage can be high. If you are one of them, Claim Experts can help you claim compensation against Skoda for the mis-representation of their vehicle emissions.
The dieselgate scandal, as it is now known, began in September 2015. Volkswagen admitted that it had knowingly inserted cheat software in more than 11 million cars worldwide in order to cheat emissions tests. This meant that the tests would show much lower NOx emissions than would actually be present when used on the road.
Skoda is owned by the Volkswagen Group, and many of their cars have been affected. This means that some Skoda cars could be emitting 10 to 40 times more pollution than was originally advertised.
Not only is this bad for the environment, it can potentially hurt the pockets of Skoda customers too. Many may have been paying a higher price for something that was deemed “green”. In addition to this, the fuel economy on the vehicles may have been greatly exaggerated, meaning those in high mileage industries, like taxis, were using a lot more fuel than they thought they would have based from the initial specifications.
The Skoda models affected by the emissions scandal tend to be 1.2, 1.6 and 2.0 litre diesel vehicles sold between 2009 and 2015. In particular, the engine affected was the EA189 diesel engine. The models thought to be affected are:
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.
Skoda initially sent out letters if your car was affected. However, you may not have received this letter or bought your car on the secondary market since then.
There are currently two links which can help in this regard:
EA189 Service Action – How to check if your vehicle is affected
Software Issue Diesel Engines EA189
Claim Experts can also give you advice in regards to finding out if your vehicle has been affected and your next steps.
Claim Experts are asked this question regularly, and we believe there are five reasons:
The key reason is that a multinational company lied to its customers in order to make more profits. This meant that they sold a car that quite literally was not what was advertised, meaning your health and your pocket could have been affected.
Customers of Skoda can claim compensation for any added depreciation of the vehicle as a result of the cheat software being installed, any increased fuel costs over the years, increased car tax, while also claiming damages for breach of contract.
There is no current guidance on the amount of compensation UK residents can receive for a Skoda 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 Skoda 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 Skoda emissions scandal? Do you want to make a claim for compensation against dieselgate? You start your Skoda 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.
At ClaimExperts.co.uk we make claiming for compensation easy:
If you would like to speak to one of our Skoda Emissions Claims Solicitors, you can do by calling 0800 0155 687, or by completing an enquiry form.