V5 Query

Discussion in 'General VW T6 Chat' started by cy294, 13 Jan 2020.

  1. cy294

    cy294 Member T6 Pro

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    I have a 2016 T6 and when I purchased it last year, it had two singles at front and rear bench seat for 3.

    I went to check my V5 for something today and when looking for the info I needed, I saw that it says it has six seats when I only have 5. Is this right or an error?

    Anybody know?

    TIA
     
  2. Stevefrs

    Stevefrs Senior Member VCDS User VIP Member T6 Guru

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    My kombi was the same
     
  3. cy294

    cy294 Member T6 Pro

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    Weird, I've only got seatbelts for 5, yet why say 6. Does it make a difference to tax or class?
     
  4. Paynewright

    Paynewright Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    May have had a double front seat - are there a couple of bungs in the floor by the hand brake? If there was a double bench seat, the middle seat belt is built into the seat.

    Its easy enough to get changed - just a box to fill in on your V5 and send it off. I changed mine from 9 to 8.

    Ian
     
  5. Sharpe

    Sharpe Senior Member T6 Pro

    My panel van has driver and single passenger, but states 3 seats on the V5
     
  6. cy294

    cy294 Member T6 Pro

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    Very strange, no obvious signs of there being a double seat
     
  7. cy294

    cy294 Member T6 Pro

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    Makes no sense. They making it up as they go along.
     
  8. Stevefrs

    Stevefrs Senior Member VCDS User VIP Member T6 Guru

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    I had mine from new so no seats were swapped. Either an error or just the way vw register them
     
  9. cgtmiles

    cgtmiles Member VIP Member T6 Pro

    mine too and came from factory with 2 singles up front.

    I didn’t question it as mine has gone straight to the converters so will soon need to be changed to 4 seats and ideally as a motor caravan but that’s a discussion for a whole different thread!
     
  10. .50

    .50 Senior Member T6 Guru

    My factory kombi is/was the same.

    2 captains seats up front and tripple behind bit down as 6 seater on the log book.

    Brilliant for me as I'v now fitted an extra seat in the 3rd row so actually have 6 seats.
     
  11. DXX

    DXX Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    My Kombi was the same, was corrected when I did the V5 changes after conversion.
     
  12. ZipcodeUK

    ZipcodeUK Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    My 5 seat kombi was also listed as 6. No issue really.
     
  13. Nev-D

    Nev-D Member

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    I have exactly the same for my van T32 Logbook says 6 and like your it has two single seats in the front and 2+1 in the second row = 5 seats (Combi)
     
  14. Deaston

    Deaston Member T6 Pro

    Ditto
     
  15. cy294

    cy294 Member T6 Pro

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    Thanks for the replies everyone. I'm glad it's not just me. As long as it has no bearing on tax for the van, happy days. Thanks again
     
  16. Paynewright

    Paynewright Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    My only slight concern would be around insurance.

    If the V5 says 6 and the vehicle has 5 would / could the insurance company claim it is an undeclared modification and refuse a claim?

    My van had 9 seats when I bought it and drove it home, however, dropping to 8 made a £1k difference in the insurance cost. The insurers agreed to insure for 8 seats knowing I was swapping the double front seat but were insistent that DVLA must be notified of the seat reduction.

    Any insurance experts on here who could advise?
     
  17. ZipcodeUK

    ZipcodeUK Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    A lot of insurance companies have a 8seat threshold for normal vehicles. 9seats tends to be for taxi’s and that’s why the costs are significantly higher.
    I had similar queries when insuring my 8seat transporter. All the companies mentioned that I was lucky it wasn’t a 9seater!
    I doubt you would see a saving between a 4 or 5 seat vehicle.
     
  18. Paynewright

    Paynewright Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    It wasnt the saving that interests me, its insurance companies avoiding paying claims on a technicality - oh the V5 say 6 seats, you only have 5 = un notified modification = insurance invalid.

    My concerns may be unfounded, however, some ins companies want to know if you’ve changed the colour of your wheels??
     
  19. ZipcodeUK

    ZipcodeUK Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    A thousand pound Saving doesn’t interest you... ok?

    It’s a “downgrade” in specification and I seriously doubt your insurer will care....
    Call your insurer up and ask them as no matter what anyone says on here you won’t know until you ask your insurer.
     
  20. DXX

    DXX Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    Insurance companies employ Loss Adjusters to review claims. In many cases they have very poor contracts where their only income is a percentage of the reduced or rejected payout. There is an incentive to be harsh.
    That doesn’t apply in all cases but some operate this way.
     
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