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How to claim more than 2,000 euros if you bought a car between 2006 and 2013?


How to claim more than 2,000 euros if you bought a car between 2006 and 2013?

Users who bought a car between 2006 and 2013 can claim compensation up to more than 2,000 euros on average after the Supreme court has ratified those imposed by the National Commission of Markets and Competition (CNMC) to 21 car manufacturers and distributors for creating a charmart that they called themselves as the ‘Brands Club‘. This illegal alliance, for which the CNMC began to apply sanctions in 2015, meant for more than 10 million individuals and companies who bought a vehicle between February 2006 and August 2013 pay an extra price for which they can now claim and with interest.

The companies involved in the cartel went confidential information for several years and thanks to this they practiced less aggressive and discounted commercial policies, against the benefit of buyers.

According to industry estimates, car buyers between those dates would have invested between 2,000 and 9,000 euros more, around 10% and 15% on the sale price of the excess vehicle as a result of these practices declared as anti-competition that car prices rose.

How to claim?

Those who are considered affected by this extra cost can claim individually or through associations, such as the Group of People Affected by the Car Cartel, what’s wrong with it on your website a specific form and it has even organized meetings to attract as many people as possible.

In order for the claim to be processed, it is necessary to provide the purchase invoice or proof of the rental or leasing payment of the vehicle, as well as the technical data sheet or receipts for repairs carried out.

The claim capacity, according to the group of affected will depend on several factors. The first is to know if the company or concessionaire is on the list of entities sanctioned by the CNMC. Then, a chronology must be established that guarantees that during the period of activity of the company as part of the car cartel, the claimant made use of some of the products and services.

If so, the next step is to claim liability through the courts. That is the point at which entities such as the Group of Affected Persons of the Car Cartel (AACC) intervene.

With only the secondment, those affected by this monopolistic organization will be able to choose to have the capacity and information to obtain compensatory compensation based on the quantification of the damages and losses received.

The brands involved are:

Alfa Romeo

Audi

BMW

Chevrolet

Chrysler

Citroën

Dodge

Fiat

Ford

Honda

Hyundai

Jeep

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Lancia

Lexus

Mercedes*

Mitsubishi*

Nissan

Opel

Peugeot

Porsche*

Renault

Seat

Skoda

Toyota

Volkswagen

Volvo*

(Those marked with an asterisk did not actually participate in the so-called ‘Brand Club’)

Together, the companies sanctioned by the CNMC had to pay fines totaling 171 million euros. The Volkswagen Group, which also includes Seat, Audi, Skoda and Porsche, got rid of the sanction for informing the rest of the companies, within the framework of the leniency program that the CNMC has.

The companies involved in the action of the CNMC they had a 91% market share. The most important fines corresponded to General Motors Spain, with 22.8 million, followed by Ford (20.2), Renault (18.2), Peugeot (15.7) and Citroën (14.7).


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