Wolfsburg - Some 372 000 German owners of diesel-powered Volkswagens have joined a collective legal action against the car company, official figures showed on Thursday.
Hundreds of thousands of people signed up to the collective action between late November and January 2, a spokeswoman for the Federal Office of Justice told AFP.
German consumers' association VZBV filed its request with a court in Brunswick - just a few kilometres from Volkswagen's Wolfsburg HQ - on November 1.
Although the register is open until the day before the first hearing, planned for later this year, VZBV encouraged car owners to register before December 31 to avoid their case stumbling on the three-year statute of limitations.
VW admitted in 2015 to manipulating 11 million diesel vehicles to appear less polluting under test conditions than in real driving.