Check Your UK VW (Audi, Seat and Skoda) to See if it's an Emissions Cheat

By Gary Cutlack on at

Volkswagen's various UK divisions have launched a series of web sites designed to let owners of its cars check to see if they're one of the shameful diesel emissions test cheaters, with individual UK sites for Volkswagens, Audis, Seats and Skodas now online.

To check to see if your car, or your dad's mid-life crisis Audi, is a diesel hog, you need the Vehicle Identification number, or VIN, which should be bolted onto a plate somewhere, etched inside the car's windscreen or inside the owner's manual and service book. Whack this unique identifier into the Audi, Seat, Skoda or Volkswagen checkers for your chance of winning... the inconvenience of a vehicle recall.

Meanwhile, Volkswagen's new chief exec Matthias Müller has said that fixes to the cars should start to be made from January of 2016, with the FT reporting that the car maker's initial findings suggest that "a small number of individuals" were responsible for the attempt to hoodwink the world's army of vehicle pollution checkers. [FT]