VW Scandal: Fresh Concerns On Both Diesel And Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Lawyers React To ‘Very Concerning’ Further Revelations

04.11.2015

Specialist lawyers representing motorists affected by the Volkswagen (VW) diesel emissions scandal have revealed their concerns after investigations related to the issue highlighted further issues affecting its vehicles.

VW has reported that “irregularities” have been identified in carbon emissions levels, with the issue believed to relate to how such emissions and fuel consumption were measured during the approval process for some models.

It is believed that 800,000 cars across several brands, including VW, Audi, Skoda and Seat, could be affected in Europe. Both petrol and diesel models have been implicated.

The latest news comes after reports in the US suggested a growing number of vehicles may be affected by the original issues identified in relation to diesel emissions.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has stated that 3.0 litre engine-vehicles from 2014 to 2016 were also affected by the software issue which is behind the diesel scandal. Porsche, Audi and VW cars are all thought to be affected.

VW has stated it is co-operating with the EPA on the ongoing investigation, while Porsche stated it was “surprised” by the allegations.

Irwin Mitchell’s specialist Consumer Law team are currently investigating the possibility of legal action against VW in the UK regarding these problems.