230 R-Line Tech different on DVLA

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Re: 230 R-Line Tech different on DVLA

Post by Kugaman1 » Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:34 pm

Just a further update.....

I didnt realise how big of a problem this is.

I have looked at 6 different 2019 230 Rlines online, just to check their registration details.

In EVERY single case, they are registered wrongly.

5 were registered as a 230 SEL.
1 was registered as a 240 R Line diesel!

This really is a big problem that is going to screw up the trade in values of cars in the future....
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Re: 230 R-Line Tech different on DVLA

Post by John27 » Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:53 pm

The DVLA corrected my entry after two goes and I got my corrected V5 back about 3 months ago. However, even though DVLA is now correct, when I enter my Reg No. details into websites to look at accessories (like tyres) or insurance, my car still comes up as SEL as first incorrectly registered. It seems these databases either don't get updated or at least, not regularly. So the problem potentially impacts on anything you buy where your car is identified by its Reg No.
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Re: 230 R-Line Tech different on DVLA

Post by Kugaman1 » Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:52 pm

It’s not good.....

SELs are generally worth around £1500 less than an RLine in 230 guise...

It could well be a big problem come trade in time....
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Re: 230 R-Line Tech different on DVLA

Post by milligan » Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:51 pm

My sel comes up as an allspace when I look for tyres etc!!
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Re: 230 R-Line Tech different on DVLA

Post by Kugaman1 » Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:46 am

Ive emailed VW customer service to see if they realise how much if an-issue this is....

No doubt they will fob me off with a none committal reply...
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Re: 230 R-Line Tech different on DVLA

Post by Kugaman1 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:28 pm

Just a bit more on this subject....

A boy I work with has just bought a 1.5 RLine tech and when his log book arrived......it’s listed as an SEL.

Looks like this issue might affect all Tiguan RLine tech models, not just the 230.
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Re: 230 R-Line Tech different on DVLA

Post by mrew42 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:56 pm

Found this on the VW site - seems to be a much wider issue
https://www.volkswagen.co.uk/need-help/ ... g-V5C-info

The wrong model is showing on my V5C.
If you bought the vehicle from a Volkswagen Retailer let them know and give them the incorrect V5C as they will need this to rectify the issue with the DVLA.

If you bought the vehicle outside the Volkswagen Network, please pop into your local retailer with your car as they will need to check the chassis details. You'll also need to take the V5 document showing that you own the vehicle, and two forms of identification, one of which must be photographic. The Retailer will then liaise with the DVLA on your behalf to have your V5 updated.
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Re: 230 R-Line Tech different on DVLA

Post by DW58 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:16 pm

I had the same a decade ago with a Golf Match misdescribed as a Golf S.
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Re: 230 R-Line Tech different on DVLA

Post by Richy » Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:32 pm

Mine was the same, and its only a 2WD, 1.5 Evo! All the other details were correct. Soooo i gave the V5 back to my dealer and they "dealt with it". 2ish months later no V5, so i challenged them about it. Emails went off to VW and yesterday, after nearly 4 months I have a correct V5!!
I thought it was the dealer giving the DVLA some duff gen, but it looks like it might be VW. The V5 CANNOT be sent back to the DVLA as it's a section that cannot be changed. You need VW/Dealer to contact them to change it. I'd recommend getting done asap as I'm not sure what would happen if you tried to sell it/ crashed it, as it shows the wrong information.
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Re: 230 R-Line Tech different on DVLA

Post by Kugaman1 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:52 pm

A big concern for me is one of trade in values.

Even though I now have the correct v5c, any site I put my reg no into, still shows the car as an SEL.....
Which is worth a fair bit less than an Rline tech.....
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