Seat involved in diesel scandal

Seat is the latest VW brand to reveal it is involved in the diesel duping scandal that has rocked the automotive world.

Seat sit under the Volkswagen umbrella along with Audi, Skoda and Seat and all have admitted to installing software that allows diesel vehicles to give false emissions readings during testing.

Estimated cars involved brand-by-brand:

  • VW – 5m
  • Audi – 2.1m
  • Skoda – 1.2m
  • Seat – 700,000
  • Vans – 1.8m

VW is working out how to refit the software in the 11 million diesel engines involved in the emissions scandal.

VW said it would inform customers ‘in the next few weeks and months’ about how refits would take place.

Under the action plan, Volkswagen and the other Group brands whose vehicles are affected will present the technical solutions and measures to the responsible authorities in October.

Customers with these vehicles will be kept informed over the coming weeks and months. All of the Group brands affected will set up national websites to update customers on developments.

In a press release VW said, ‘An internal evaluation on Friday established that a service procedure is required for some five million vehicles from the Volkswagen passenger cars brand out of a total eleven million Group vehicles worldwide. These vehicles from certain models and model years (such as the sixth generation Volkswagen Golf, the seventh generation Volkswagen Passat or the first generation Volkswagen Tiguan) are fitted with Type EA 189 diesel engines.’

The company added, ‘All vehicles are technically safe and roadworthy.’