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free sorry box from VW for emissions @ VW
free sorry box from VW for emissions @ VW

free sorry box from VW for emissions @ VW

Just popped into my local VW garage as my windscreen motor went.

They also had to do a emissions check because of the scandal but as a sorry have given me a free thermal VW mug, pen and key ring.

It's a winner for me as it's a works van

Might be just local, I don't know. I'm in Norwich

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US owners get massive cash compensation, you really lucked out there!

In USA they get sued and drivers paid out, in the UK, we get a thermal mug only if you take your car in for something else being wrong with it... Seems fair... *sarcasm*

Would that be them admitting liability then?

jmp_ldn

In USA they get sued and drivers paid out, in the UK, we get a thermal … In USA they get sued and drivers paid out, in the UK, we get a thermal mug only if you take your car in for something else being wrong with it... Seems fair... *sarcasm*



Hey come on, it wasn't just a thermal mug ... there was a pen and keyring too!!!;)

Banned

They keep chasing me about my Audi to get it updated, I told them to sod off until I get something back in compensation, let see what happens. We get screwed in the UK on everything.

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I'm a winner though as I don't own it so a great freebie

Hmmmm, a MUG you say?!?!

Yeh agree with others on this one ..What is so special about the Americans that they get compensation? Why should we in the U.K get a freebie mug pen keyring endorsed by WV.

It's a **** take really! A free full-service would be more like it

I got £20 fuel voucher !

I'm afraid there's only 1 mug with this deal - and it isn't the thermal one!

matthewnunn1986

Just popped into my local VW garage as my windscreen motor went.


jmp_ldn

In USA they get sued and drivers paid out, in the UK, we get a thermal … In USA they get sued and drivers paid out, in the UK, we get a thermal mug only if you take your car in for something else being wrong with it... Seems fair... *sarcasm*


No. OP only went because he was jealous of the windscreen motor that went there before him.

Perhaps the mug is designed to fit over the exhaust?

Still waiting to hear how VW/Audi/Skoda owners anywhere have lost out. It's not as if they got killed by a dodgy airbag, for example.
Edited by: "qbs" 1st Feb

VW Golf driver here and mine goes in in 2 weeks time for the emissions to be altered. 40 mile round trip plus £1.50 bridge crossing to pay and I'm getting a free car wash oh and a certificate to say it's all good!!! I think the least they could have done would be to offer a full service free of charge!!!

I got a handful of boiled sweets when I took my VW in as an apology

Guess they know VW drivers are easily pleased...

there is a law suit in the uk that affected owners can add their details too. give it a google and something should add up. As a non VW driver, my question is how much company car tax is owed to the Govt from company car drivers whose cars where in a lower tax bracket because of VW fiddling the figures. VW should be paying up for that.

qbs

Still waiting to hear how VW/Audi/Skoda owners anywhere have lost out. … Still waiting to hear how VW/Audi/Skoda owners anywhere have lost out. It's not as if they got killed by a dodgy airbag, for example.


Nope. Just an odd lung cancer. Not just the drivers of those vehicles but every one of us may "get lucky".

It will only go towards hosting Trump or some NHS consulting firm for testing thickness of toilet paper

The specifications for the thermal mug states that it retains 80% of it's heat over 12 hours however I have done extensive tests and can say that it only kept half of that.

I am on to my solictitor now and will update you when I have decided on a course of action.

Alan66640

VW Golf driver here and mine goes in in 2 weeks time for the emissions to … VW Golf driver here and mine goes in in 2 weeks time for the emissions to be altered. 40 mile round trip plus £1.50 bridge crossing to pay and I'm getting a free car wash oh and a certificate to say it's all good!!! I think the least they could have done would be to offer a full service free of charge!!!



​Are you certain they won't be impacting performance?
The reason they cheated the emissions was to enable the performance/mpg statistics. Fixing emissions will likely ruin 1 or both of the other. I would personally expect to be compensated for the blatant lies and I wouldn't let them touch the vehicle until I'm certain they are not altering performance.

They commit a major fraud and typically in this country they get away these insulting trash offerings. If any of the rest of us had done the same we would be in prison now.

Many people bought thinking these are diesel but cleaner cars. I don't think any country in Europe can stand up to Germany and do what America did.

This won't fix my future grandchildren's lungs!

As a non VW driver, I wouldn't buy one after what happened.

Great for re sale values - eh

qbs

Still waiting to hear how VW/Audi/Skoda owners anywhere have lost out. … Still waiting to hear how VW/Audi/Skoda owners anywhere have lost out. It's not as if they got killed by a dodgy airbag, for example.



i lost out they reset my ecu which i had remapped. i told them i had it mapped and they said it wont affect it. now am £300 out of pocket. they said they are taking no responsibility for it which is unfair as this is all there fault for fiddling figures. i am now seeking legal advice from solicitors. i am not going to let them get away with this.

I know Slater Gordon are doing a group action claim: vwemissionsaction.com

Makes up for the higher car tax you now pay....

For a freebie think it's great, am adding HEAT

Well, I was really lucky, but I got a vw branded umbrella and the key ring. Wahoo! To say I was unimpressed is an understatement. Perhaps I can use it to protect me from acid rain.

Shouldn't the box be full of cash

reptilemonkey1

This won't fix my future grandchildren's lungs!



​best sell your car then and walk everywhere..

jmp_ldn

In USA they get sued and drivers paid out, in the UK, we get a thermal … In USA they get sued and drivers paid out, in the UK, we get a thermal mug only if you take your car in for something else being wrong with it... Seems fair... *sarcasm*



​ Can UK owners not therefore individually take them to court to cover costs of future road tax increases and the fact they've been mis-sold the car in the first place?

SuperMariosDad

​ Can UK owners not therefore individually take them to court to cover c … ​ Can UK owners not therefore individually take them to court to cover costs of future road tax increases and the fact they've been mis-sold the car in the first place?



my thoughts exactly is this a class action by the american government probably want to keep quite with the Germans about brexit

we got one of these from vw parkway leicester for our tiguan which got the fix last week. its a vw umbrella and keyring and a pen presented in a nice box.

Someone at VW is having a laugh with this surely! I mean they must have thought, right these mugs have been buying our cars for years without knowing they fail emissions tests, lets see if we can shift all these crappy thermal mugs to the mugs that bought them. The cheek of it!

A mug for a mug.

Tip of a very big iceberg......emission fiddling.... diesel poisoning....massive increase in respiratory illness
zombie foods... phony pharmaceuticals... increasing obesity... heart disease... cancer... diabetes...medical insurance
Big companies they do like keep their profits a rolling......

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​This is brilliant X)
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