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Friday, 16 June 2017

Dieselgate: extended warranty but no compensation for VW owners

The European Commission has announced that VW is offering an additional two-year warranty but nothing in the way of compensation for owners of cars affected by the Dieselgate scandal. Reports in Just Auto indicate that this has been agreed with the European Commission's consumer affairs directorate, but it seems that it is only an offer - and the Commissioner, Vera Jourová, remains intent on persuading the manufacturer that it should offer compensation, while respecting the fact that there is no legal basis on which they can be required to do so. Regulation (EC) No 2006/2004, which is the EU legislation most obviously engaged in the matter, deals with co-operation between Member States on consumer matters. (Presumably owners of VW diesels did not vote Leave.)

Reuters also have the story.

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