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Have you been affected by the Volkswagen's emission scandal?

The German class action suit against Volkswagen will give those who are affected by the emission scandal an answer to whether they’re entitled to a financial compensation.

Our service makes it easy to join the suit and to stay informed. Enrolment is still open, although since the original deadline of 31 December 2018 has now passed, there’s no guarantee that registering secures participation in the suit. On the other hand, surely it’s better to sign up now and still be in with a chance, than to pass and perhaps miss the opportunity to participate and thus miss out on a possible compensation? Sign up now!

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Checklist to participate in the German class action:

The car must have beeen purchased after 1 November 2008, but not after 18 September 2015.

The car must have an EA 189 engine with a cylinder volume of 1.2, 1.6 or 2.0 liter.

You may have sold the car, but not after 12 November 2018.

You may have bought the car used.

You must enter the VIN / chassis number and the Licence plate number.

Why subscribe to DieselgateSupport?
Rather than taking on the hassle of registering your car for the German class action suit yourself, in German and dealing with the entire ensuing legal process, also in German, for only € 9 per month you can get help and support throughout the whole process. DieselgateSupport will:

Sign you up for the class action in Germany (there's no cost for participating in the lawsuit)
Verify that you are eligible to participate and that you have registered all the necessary information
Make sure the registration itself is correct, so you don't risk being excluded on a technicality

Keep you up to date as important things happen

Translate the documents you receive throughout the process
In many cases, the same document could be sent to many of / all participants - in such cases, a correct translation of the document will be posted on www.dieselgatesupport.com


Intend to offer an advantageous solution for all subscribers in the event of a Phase 2 of the class action suit
Phase 2 is the process where each participant in the class action have their own individual claim decided, within the framework agreed in Phase 1
(Click here to read more about Phase 1 and Phase 2, Facts about the class action lawsuit)

FAQ

Can UK car owners participate in the class action in Germany?
Yes
No, not as long as you didn't sell it after 12 November 2018.
No, not as long as you bought it before 18 September 2015 and the car was registered first time later than 1 November 2008.
No, for now, only those who have or have had a car with an EA 189 engine with 1.2, 1.6 or 2.0 litre cylinder capacity (engine size) can sign up. You must also have bought the car before 18 September 2015 and you must not have sold it after 12 November 2018. The car also has to be registered first time later than 1 November 2008.
Yes, if you want to arrange everything on your own, you can do this by following this link: https://www.bundesjustizamt.de/DE/Themen/Buergerdienste/KlagerREGIS/Klagen/201802/KlagRE_2_2018.html
This can be found in the lower edge of the windscreen on the car and in the vehicle registration certificate (V5C). You can also use the following help pages from your vehicle's manufacturer:
Volkswagen: https://www.volkswagen.co.uk/owners/emissionsinfo
SEAT: https://www.seat.co.uk/owners/diesel-engines/reg-number.html
Audi: https://www.audi.co.uk/owners-area/emissions.html
Skoda: https://www.skoda.co.uk/owners/ea189-check-your-vehicle
VIN stands for "Vehicle Identification Number" and is the same as the Chassis Number or Frame Number
FIN stands for "Fahrzeug-Identifizierungsnummer" and is the same as the chassis number
The chassis number is the same as the VIN or Frame Number and can be found in the lower edge of the windscreen on the car and in the vehicle registration certificate (V5C). You can also use the following help pages from your vehicle's manufacturer:
Volkswagen: https://www.volkswagen.co.uk/owners/emissionsinfo
SEAT: https://www.seat.co.uk/owners/diesel-engines/reg-number.html
Audi: https://www.audi.co.uk/owners-area/emissions.html
Skoda: https://www.skoda.co.uk/owners/ea189-check-your-vehicle
All correspondence takes place electronically, by e-mail.

Facts about the class action lawsuit:

The main aim for the class action suit in Germany is to secure financial compensation for car owners affected by the Volkswagen emission scandal. Current and former owners of Volkswagen, Skoda, SEAT and Audi with diesel engines of the type EA 189, who bought their car 1 November 2008 or later, can participate.

One of several additional requirements in the class action is that customers who purchased their car used and customers who have later sold the car should also be entitled to compensation. The class action thus asks for financial compensation, based on the fact that Volkswagen deliberately manipulated the emissions. The value and form for this financial compensation is not decided until the case itself is settled by the German court.

The class action has been raised for owners and previous owners of cars made by Volkswagen, Skoda, SEAT and Audi with 1.2, 1.6 or 2.0 litre diesel engines of the type EA 189, and which were purchased after November 1, 2008. These cars had the cheat-programme Volkswagen installed to manipulate the results of the emission tests.

The class action was filed on 1 November 1 2018 by two organizations: Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband (VZBV), a national association of German Consumer Associations, and the Deutscher Automobile Club (ADAC), which corresponds to the UK’s AA or RAC. The law firm R/U/S/S (https://www.russ-litigation.de) represent the two organisations. The lawsuit was filed in the court of Oberlandesgericht Braunschweig (OLG).

The concept of group litigation was introduced in Germany on 1 November 2018, and is based on a two-stage model. In the first stage of the class action lawsuit against Volkswagen, the court will make a policy decision of whether car owners who were affected by Volkswagen's emission cheating are entitled to financial compensation from Volkswagen.

If the court's decision in this first step is in favour of the plaintiffs, in other words the court decides that the car owners who were affected by the emission scandal are entitled to financial compensation from Volkswagen, the case proceeds to Step 2. In this step, in principle every individual car owner must pursue his or her specific demands through a German court, unless a settlement or negotiated solution is agreed. At this point, DieselgateSupport will evaluate and communicate to our customers the easiest, most inexpensive and most convenient they can receive what they are then entitled to. If further action is the German courts does become necessary, we’ll aim to design and offer a solution for our customers to achieve this.

Registration for the first stage of the class action is free for anyone who meets the set criteria. If Volkswagen is sentenced to pay financial compensation, the cost of Step 2 will depend on which solution the Court and possibly Volkswagen choose. DieselgateSupport will in any event endeavour to find a cost effective and convenient solution for our customers.

All those who meet the criteria to join can thus sign up for themselves, but diesel Gate support provide the following for our customers:
· Registration for the class action
· News and developments translated into English
· The translation of required documents
· Follow-up when the German court has completed Stage 1
· Identification of a cost effective and convenient solution for our customers for Stage 2.

What you need to do to become a customer:
· Click the button to sign up and fill out the form
· Confirm that you own or have owned a Volkswagen, Skoda, SEAT or Audi with a 1.2, 1.6 or 2.0 litre diesel engine of the type EA 189, i.e. a car that was hit by Volkswagen's emission scandal. It is not necessary to provide proof of ownership or prior ownership when subscribing, but all participants must be prepared to produce this documentation at a later date.
· Enter Payment card

Interested parties can read more about the class action by following these links:

Help page where you can check if you can join the class action:
here

Page describing the content of the claim of the class action lawsuit:
here