Volkswagen Group Ireland has confirmed the number of cars affected by the diesel emissions scandal in Ireland.
As the group announced its action plan to correct the emissions characteristics of certain diesel vehicles, they confirmed that almost 80,000 cars have been affected in Ireland..
The specific numbers of vehicles in Ireland affected per brand are as follows:
Volkswagen Passenger Cars – 34,387
Audi – 16,485
SEAT – 4,365
SKODA – 16,004
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles – 8,107
The group will released the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) details of affected vehicles in the coming days to retailers and they will launch an online self-serve process for customers to check if their vehicle is affected based on VIN.
They will also set up a website for all brands based on registration number to cover both domestic sales and privately imported used vehicles from other markets, such as the UK.
Affected customers will be contacted, with details of a process to get their vehicles corrected in the near future.
The group said: "In the meantime, all vehicles are technically safe and roadworthy.
"Under the action plan, the Volkswagen Group brands whose vehicles are affected will present the technical solutions and measures to relevant responsible authorities in October.
"Customers with these vehicles will be kept informed over the coming weeks and months."
The numbers include vehicles sold via Volkswagen's authorised dealer network in Ireland, but the number of affected used vehicles imported is still not clear and could be up to a further 30,000 cars.