Audi Diesel Emission Claims
Could you be owed thousands due to dieselgate? Join the other UK Audi owners in claiming compensation. Find out today if you have been affected by the Audi emissions scandal.
Here at emissions.co.uk, we are holding giant car manufacturers to account for their blatant lies in relation to the emissions scandal. Audi and the Volkswagen Group lied about their emissions for years, polluting the UK with dangerous NOx and potentially leaving their customers out of pocket.
Now, it is time for Audi owners to receive their entitled compensation for this deception. Emissions.co.uk are bringing claims on behalf of Audi owners for the dieselgate scandal in which Audi lied about their emissions. We believe you have been mis-sold your vehicle under false pretences.
If you believe you and your car have been affected, get in touch with the emissions.co.uk panel of solicitors today. We can let you know whether you are eligible and will fight your corner if you are. Fill out our enquiry form today to start your journey.
What is the Audi Diesel Emissions Scandal?
The emissions scandal, which has become known as “Dieselgate” came to light in September 2015. The Volkswagen Group, which has owned Audi since 1966, admitted that 11 million of their vehicles had a “defeat device” installed.
This defeat device would enable to the vehicle to know when it was being tested in a lab, and would automatically alter its performance in order to trick the emissions test. The actual, real-world emissions of the vehicles were much higher – up to 40 times the permitted US levels of nitrogen oxides.
1.2 million of these affected vehicles were in the UK across the Volkswagen Group’s brand, including Audi, SEAT and Skoda.
Not only does cheating the NOx emission tests have a negative impact on the environment, but it can also potentially hurt the pockets of Audi customers. Clients who have been affected may have suffered damages because of it. If they have a valid claim, they may be able to make a claim for compensation.
Which Audi models are affected?
Thousands of Audi models are thought to be affected in the UK. To be exact, approximately 393,450 have been embroiled in the dieselgate scandal.
The Audi NOx Emissions Group Litigation specifically relates to vehicles that:
- Are manufactured by Volkswagen, Audi, SEAT or Skoda
- Are fitted with a 1.2, 1.6, 2.0 litre EA189 Diesel engine
- Manufactured before 2016
Emissions.co.uk can advise if your Audi has been affected by the dieselgate scandal in a matter of minutes. Get in touch to find out if we can help you claim compensation.
How can I find out if my Audi has been affected by dieselgate?
Getting in touch with emissions.co.uk is the easiest way to find out if your vehicle has been affected. Our eligibility checker can inform you whether your car is a “dieselgate car”, and if so, what your next steps are for claiming.
Find out today by completing our easy-to-use online form.
How much compensation can I receive for an Audi Emissions claim?
While there have been significant payouts in America, Canada, Germany and Australia, there is currently no guidance in relation to how much Audi customers could receive as a result of a dieselgate claims.
Our panel of solicitors will keep our clients updated throughout the current Group Litigation and let them know if any amount of compensation is to be fixed.
Customers of Audi can claim compensation for:
- Potential added depreciation as a result of finding the cheat device
- Any increase fuel costs incurred over the years
- Increased car tax
- Damages for breach of contract
Why should I bring an Audi Emissions claim forward?
This is a question the panel at emissions.co.uk often get – what is the point in claiming? Well, there are actually a number of reasons to lodge a claim:
- Your Health – NOx is the deadly pollutant that Audi lied about. Reports suggest NOx is estimated to cause 40,000 premature deaths in the UK each year
- Your Pocket – You may have suffered damages as a result of Audi’s lie. Autocar tests have shown cars after the fix have a worse fuel economy.
- Their Accountability – emissions.co.uk want to hold massive car manufacturers to account and tell them that they cannot lie to their customers about dangerous emissions
- Our Environment – NOx produces acid rain, smog and can contribute to climate change. We need as little of it in the atmosphere as possible, and certainly don’t need corporations lying about their output.
The deadline for the group litigation has closed – Why can I still make a claim?
Audi owners are covered within the Volkswagen Group Litigation Order, for which the deadline to join has passed. However, here at emissions.co.uk, we understand that not everyone was aware that they had a claim at the time of this deadline passing.
This is why we are bringing forward claims for any Audi owner who thinks they have been affected by the Audi Dieselgate Scandal. A full VW trial is listed to take place after March 2022, and if the Group Litigation wins (which is likely), it is possible you can file an Audi claim afterwards.
Having said this, the statute of limitations for this area of law indicates that you must bring forward a claim within six years. September 2015 was the first indication of the VW Group fault, so we would advise getting in touch before September 2021.
The UK Dieselgate Court Cases – A Timeline
7th April 2020 – UK High Court finds that emissions-testing software installed in Volkswagen Group’s vehicles, including Audi, did constitute unlawful “defeat devices” under EU rules. Mr Justice Waksman called some of Volkswagen Group’s defences that the vehicles did not utilise such devices ‘hopeless’, ‘highly flawed’ and ‘completely irrelevant’.
7th August 2020 – Court of Appeal rejects Volkswagen Group’s appeal, making landmark ruling on Dieselgate. Lord Justice Males states in the Court of Appeal that ‘Mr Justice Waksman’s “defeat device” issue was clearly correct’
Expected to be heard not before March 2022 – Group Litigation full trial to commence. A decision is to be made here about whether any compensation is to be paid to motorists, though considering other cases in Canada, US, Germany, and Australia, it is highly likely.
Start your Audi Emissions Compensation Claim Today
Thousands of Audi owners are already claiming their deserved compensation for the Dieselgate scandal. Could you join them? Here at emissions.co.uk, we make claiming emission compensation simple. We work on a No Win, No Fee basis, and talk to you in plain English.
Our panel of Audi emissions claims solicitors can bring a dieselgate claim forward on your behalf. We can hold Audi and the Volkswagen Group to account, while also getting you compensation.
Our experienced legal panel can talk you through your claim, step by step.
- Fully regulated by the Financial Conduct 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 we win your case for you
Find out today if you are eligible to claim by completing our free to use eligibility checker.