People who purchased a car in the last decade could be entitled to a refund of up to 1500 euros after 147 dealerships across Spain were found guilty of anti-competitive practises by conspiring to keep prices of new vehicles artificially high between 2006-2013.
Opel, Toyota, Hyundai, Grupo Volkswagen (Audi, VW & Seat), Land Rover, Citroën, Mitsubishi, BMW, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, Mercedes, Nissan, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volvo & Lexus cars were all affected.
Tens of thousands of purchasers are now entitled to a partial refund of between 750 and 1500 euros after the CNMC (competition commissionaire) issued fines totalling a whopping 170 million euros. Much of the money will go back to consumers who were overcharged when buying their new cars.
Consumer organisation OCU has launched a webpage helping you find out if you’re entitled to part of the cash over here.
Good luck to anyone trying to claim any money back in Spain!