Home Business VW Emissions Scandal: 700,000 Seat Cars Fitted with Cheat Software

VW Emissions Scandal: 700,000 Seat Cars Fitted with Cheat Software


About 700,000 Seat cars are fitted with the software that allowed parent company VW to cheat US emissions tests, the company says.

A Seat spokesman said they are currently trying to work out how many were sold in each national market.

In Spain slightly over 3,000 new cars are affected but showrooms have been told to put them aside.

Volkswagen says it is working out how to refit the software in the 11 million diesel engines involved in the emission’s scandal.Seat emissions scandal 2015

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

Seat also said it planned to contact owners so their cars can undergo tests.

It will also set up a search engine on its website to allow customers to find out if their vehicles are affected.

The Spanish automaker said it had temporarily suspended the sale and delivery of all new vehicles with the EA 189 engines which contain the software.

Numbers of cars affected by emissions scandal:

  • VW – 5 million
  • Audi – 2.1 million
  • Skoda – 1.2 million
  • Seat – 700,000
  • Vans – 1.8 million
Clyde is a business graduate interested in writing about latest news in politics and business. He enjoys writing and is about to publish his first book. He’s a pet lover and likes to spend time with family. When the time allows he likes to go fishing waiting for the muse to come.