Consumer watchdog seeks answers over Volkswagen diesel scandal

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TAGS Volkswagen Industry news Consumer watchdog seeks answers over Volkswagen diesel scandal 14 October 2015 by Leo Shanahan · News Corp Australia network ACCC chairman Rod Sims says the watchdog is looking closely at the VW emissions scandal. Competition watchdog boss Rod Sims says it is still unclear how Volkswagen's "dieselgate" has affected Australians and is seeking answers from the German carmaker after it announced a voluntary recall of cars affected by its emissions cheating software.The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission chairman told a Brisbane business lunch yesterday the ACCC was demanding answers from VW following the scandal believed to affect 14 million of VW's diesel-engine cars worldwide fitted with software to evade emission standards.While VW has announced a voluntary recall of about 100,000 cars in Australia, Mr Sims said the competition watchdog was yet to establish the extent and effect the sales of cars with "defeat device" had on Australian consumers.RELATED: Volkswagen, Audi and Skoda confirm recall of 91,000 cars in AustraliaMORE: Volkswagen diesel scandal may dent resaleALSO: Volkswagen customers 'lawyer up' for dodgy dieselsMr Sims said possible lines of inquiry included the loss of resale value for consumers and losses incurred by competitors of VW, Audi and Skoda."We are still pressing VW Australia to understand the extent of consumer detriment. For example, without the defeat device, how do the actual emissions compare to the relevant Australian standard? Further, what will be the impact of the proposed fix on the vehicles' fuel economy and performance?"The ACCC's enforcement investigation into potential breaches of mandatory standards and the Australian consumer law is well under way."Has the diesel scandal put you off buying a Volkswagen car? Let us know in the comments below. Related articles Hyundai i30 tops sales charts again in September9 October 2015 by Joshua Dowling Toyota Mirai hydrogen car hits Australia6 October 2015 by Joshua Dowling 2015 Toyota HiLux review6 October 2015 by Ewan Kennedy 2015 Toyota HiLux review | first drive2 October 2015 by Joshua Dowling Ranger vs HiLux is the new schoolyard battle | opinion2 October 2015 by Joshua Dowling What to read next Comments Related articles Hyundai i30 tops sales charts again in September9 October 2015 by Joshua Dowling Toyota Mirai hydrogen car hits Australia6 October 2015 by Joshua Dowling 2015 Toyota HiLux review6 October 2015 by Ewan Kennedy 2015 Toyota HiLux review | first drive2 October 2015 by Joshua Dowling Ranger vs HiLux is the new schoolyard battle | opinion2 October 2015 by Joshua Dowling Related pages Volkswagen Industry news Related cars for sale Search Volkswagen cars for sale Get the latest news, reviews and advice every week '); }