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Progress is not only slow but also very unequal across Member States and manufacturers, with consumers from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), in particular, being left behind: there only 55% of Volkswagen Group’s cars are updated compared to 83% in the West. Recall rates are particularly low for Opel Cascada and Zafira (12%) as well as for Audi’s A6 (30%). DUH’s latest report shows that, unlike in the US, much more effective hardware retrofits are currently not offered to European consumers.
Below, download our analysis and the European Commission’s data on recalls.