About Maurice Blackburn
If you do not have an email address and would like to register for our class action, please call 1800 810 812 and our team will assist you.
VIN - This is a 17 digit number which is unique to your vehicle. It can usually be found under the bonnet near the engine, inside the passenger side of the vehicle near the dash or in your service manual.
This is often shown on your purchase documents. For example, "Volkswagen Golf MY16" is a model year 2016.
This can be found under the bonnet under the engine or inside the passenger side of the vehicle near the dash.
This is the year you purchased your vehicle.
The plate may be a small aluminium plate, or a sticker. The plate will probably look similar to this:
The plate is usually located:
Your vehicle owner's manual is likely to describe where the plate is located.
If you have another vehicle which you had an interest in as at 3 October 2015, and would like to register for the class action, follow these steps:
The class actions are being brought on behalf of motorists who acquired an interest in a 1.6 or 2.0 litre diesel vehicle affected by the diesel emissions issue prior to 3 October 2015 (i.e., when Volkswagen confirmed Australian vehicles were affected by the diesel emissions issue), and who still had an interest in the vehicle at that date.
If you purchased or acquired your interest in the vehicle after 3 October 2015, you are not eligible to participate in the class action.
The class action does not include petrol vehicles or 3.0 litre diesel vehicles.
You can check whether your vehicle is one of the diesel vehicles affected by the diesel emission issue by entering its VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) during the registration process with Maurice Blackburn. You will be prompted if the VIN is for a vehicle that is not affected by the diesel emissions issue.
As a guide, the following types of 1.6 and 2.0 litre diesel vehicles (manufactured between 2008 and 2015) are affected by the diesel emissions issue:
For further information or if you have any questions about any aspect of the class actions, please call us on 1800 810 812 or email us at email@example.com.