What Is The Claim About?
A diesel claim is a legal action taken by diesel vehicle owners who believe they have been affected by the 'dieselgate' scandal.
'Dieselgate' refers to the revelation in 2015 that certain car manufacturers used 'defeat devices' in their diesel vehicles to manipulate emissions tests and appear more environmentally friendly than they actually were.
The claim seeks compensation for financial losses and health impacts experienced by the vehicle owners due to higher pollutant emissions from their vehicles.
Manufacturers may have misled consumers by advertising these vehicles as eco-friendly when they emitted higher levels of harmful nitrogen dioxide (NOx) during real-world driving.
Our expert legal panel are representing eligible vehicle owners on a No-Win No-Fee basis, meaning you will only pay legal fees if the case is successful.
The claim aims to hold accountable for potential their actions, seek justice for the eligible owners, and promote environmental responsibility in the automotive industry.
Which models are eligible?
The emissions claim is still a fairly new claim, certainly compared to other dieselgate cases. This means that new information is coming to light every day and, as such, other models may be implicated further down the line.
Our panel are currently accepting most diesel that have been owned and manufactured between 2008-2018.
Who Is Eligible?
Our state-of-the-art registration checker will be able to tell you which vehicles are eligible. We run checks using your registration across the eligible criteria and check your vehicle fuel type, engine type, and manufacturer date.
As a brief overview, the criteria for claiming is:
- Vehicle must be diesel
- Must have been purchased, financed or leased in England & Wales
- Manufactured & Owned between 2008-2018 (2009-2018 for Mercedes)
- Must be BMW, Citroen, Mercedes, Mini, Nissan, Peugeot, Renault or Vauxhall
You can claim for more than one vehicle.
WHY Use Emissions.co.uk?
Are you ready to take action against your car manufacturer for their potential deceptive emissions practices? If you believe you have a claim for emissions compensation, let our panel of emissions experts handle it all for you.
Our legal panel of dieselgate solicitors will fight on your behalf, holding massive car companies accountable and securing compensation for you.
At Emissions.co.uk, claiming for compensation is hassle-free:
- No Win, No Fee* – No payment unless our panel win your case.
- No Upfront Payments.
- An Expert Panel – Our experienced panel of solicitors are at your service.
- Panel Regulated and Authorised by The Solicitors Regulation Authority
The Facts of the Emissions Scandal
Tests in the USA on Volkswagen cars have shown that their vehicles emitted 10 to 40 times more pollution than first expected.
Figures suggest that these vehicles could be responsible for 237,000-948,000 tonnes of NOx emissions each year – For comparison, the UK power station, Drax, emits 39,000 tonnes a year.
NOx contributes to various respiratory diseases, cancer, acid rain and smog. Pollution from cars is the biggest contributor to NOx in our air.
The WHO estimated that in 2016, 600,000 children died from acute lower respiratory infections caused by polluted air
In April 2020, the UK High Court ruled that VW did indeed install devices to cheat emissions tests, despite VW denying claims.
Tests have shown that cars that have been “fixed” have worse fuel economy afterwards.
Many more manufacturers are thought to have installed cheat devices – virtually all major car makers.
Which Manufacturer Claims Are Currently Open?
Emissions.co.uk work with an expert legal panel who have had successes in previous diesel claims. This legal panel is currently accepting diesel emission claims against:
More manufacturers will be added to this regularly. If your manufacturer isn’t currently listed you can join our Mailing List to be informed when that claim is open.
THE Most FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What Is The Emissions Scandal?
The emissions scandal has grown over the last couple of years to encompass much more than one manufacturer.
In 2015, Volkswagen admitted to fitting 11 million of its vehicles with a “cheat device” after the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had found that their cars had cheated emissions tests . Of the 11 million, it said 8.5 million were in Europe, with 1.2 million being in the UK. At the time, the car maker incurred $33 billion in regulatory fines, compensation payouts and buyback schemes.
Is The Claim No Win, No Fee?
Yes, our legal panel work on a completely No Win, No Fee basis. This means you do not need to pay any upfront fees to begin your claim, and you will have nothing to pay if the claim is unsuccessful.
Instead, our legal panel’s fees and costs are paid out of the on the success of the claim.
Why Make A Diesel Emissions Claim?
Car manufacturers have potentially deceived millions of UK residents by installing defeat devices in their vehicles to cheat emissions tests. Our goal is to hold them accountable and ensure that our roads have clean and trustworthy vehicles.
- Claim Compensation: Seek compensation for purchasing a car with a deceitful "defeat device."
- Hold Manufacturers Accountable: Take a stand against car manufacturers' false emissions claims.
- Protect the Environment and Health: Ensure that dangerous NOx emissions are minimized to safeguard our environment and well-being.
- No Win, No Fee: Pursue your claim with no financial risk to you.
Has Anyone Ever Received Compensation For Diesel Claims?
Yes, over £100m has already been paid in compensation for UK Diesel Emission Claims.
How Does The Defeat Device Work?
The defeat device in question is clever. It detects when an emissions test was being conducted and operated the vehicle in a special low emissions mode. This meant that the vehicles real-world emissions were actually much higher than the tests could find.
Fast forward to 2023, and many, many more manufacturers are beginning to be caught out. Each defeat device technology is different across different car makers, but the end result is similar – real world emissions by these vehicles are a lot higher than the laboratory tests and, therefore, a lot higher than what was promised when purchasing the car. We believe this is wrong and you are entitled to compensation if you have been lied to.
Why Claim With Emissions.co.uk?
Emissions.co.uk have compiled a panel of solicitors with one thing in mind – ensuring the car industry is fairer, safer, greener, and held more accountable for their actions. Our panel has years of experience in bringing mis-sold claims in numerous industries, and can stand up to massive car manufacturers and their legal teams, so you don’t have to.
- Our panel is fully regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority
- Work on a No Win, No Fee Basis
- No upfront payments
- Provide updates on your case throughout
- Talk to you in clear, simple English
- Provide fair and competitive legal rates if our panel win your case for you
If you believe you have a dieselgate claim, let our panel discuss your options. Check your eligibility today, for free.
How Do I Start My Claim?
Starting your claim couldn’t be easier – simply complete our eligibility checker in a matter of minutes and you are on you’re way.
Using our checker, we can tell you very quickly whether you have a potential emissions compensation claim. By inputting your registration details, we can gather all of the relevant information.
Our panel of solicitors will then contact you to tell you more about the claims process. They will explain the No Win, No Fee basis on which they will take your claim, and give more details about how long the process may take.
How Much Could My Claim Be Worth?
The exact amount you can claim with be dependent on a number of factors. These factors include:
- What year the car was manufactured
- Its model
- How much you paid for the car
- If you have sold it
- How much you received
- How many miles you drove in the car
Our panel of solicitors can talk you through your claim and, although it is difficult to predict the amount of compensation that you will be paid, they will always do their utmost to get as much compensation for you as possible.