In the case of Dieselgate, only German and UK consumers were compensated by Volkswagen. And the company still has no plans to compensate the Belgians.
As a reminder, about 7 years ago it was revealed that the German car manufacturer Volkswagen had lied for years about the production of millions of diesel cars.
In Germany, 260,000 Volkswagen customers have already been paid up to 6,500 euros, which is a total of 830 million euros. Also in the UK, VW will pay approximately 228 million euros to victims.
Request to appear
For Test Achats, it is high time for discrimination between different European customers to stop.
“The recent decisions of the Court of Justice make it clear that VW cannot continue to avoid paying customers who have bought a car with fraudulent software, explains Julie Frère, spokesperson for Test Achats. In this context, we have filed a conciliation request before the Brussels court asking the CEO of VW to appear in person, so that the conciliation can be successful.“.
The hearing of the case is scheduled for September. “Obviously, if this compromise is not successful, we would continue our class action against VW, whose trial is scheduled for May 15, 2023”. concludes Julie Frère.