Volvo Diesel Emissions Claims
Volvo could be embroiled in their own dieselgate scandal, and if you own one, you could be owed thousands in compensation. Find out today if you can lodge a Volvo diesel emissions compensation claim.
Investigations by various regulators and the European Commission have found that Volvo have potentially lied about their diesel emission output to its customers and regulators. This lie has potentially caused a dangerous pollutant, Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) to flood UK air for years. It has also meant that fuel economy has suffered as a result.
Now, Volvo are facing dieselgate claims similar to those in 2015 against Volkswagen. Using a similar “defeat device”, it is alleged that Volvo have altered their emissions output during laboratory tests in order to pass regulation. Once the vehicles are on the road, their real-world emissions are up to 14 times higher.
UK Volvo owners are registering their interest in bringing a claim for compensation for this deceit. Find out today if you are eligible by filling out our free eligibility checker.
What is the Volvo Emissions Scandal?
Murmurs of Volvo’s involvement in the dieselgate scandal first broke in 2015 when all eyes were on the automotive industry after the Volkswagen scandal. Data obtained by The Guardian found that Volvo’s diesel vehicles were emitted substantially higher levels of pollution when tested in more realistic driving conditions, compared to the usual lab scenario.
The data showed that the Volvo S60 D4 emitted an incredible 14 times more emissions on the road than when tested by regulators.
The European Commission then invited Volvo to take part in an investigation into diesel emissions in 2016. As part of that investigation, Volvo admitted to using defeat devices called “Thermal Windows”.
Many manufacturers, including Volvo, have stated these types of defeat devices are permissible by law due to an exemption which allows the use of defeat devices provided they are for the purpose of “protecting the engine against damage or accident and for safe operation of the vehicle”.
However, the Court of Justice of the European Union recently hit back, and stated:
…in order to be justified, the presence of such a device must allow the engine to be protected against sudden and exceptional damage.
The key here is “sudden and exceptional damage”. The exemption is unlikely to cover long term degradation of vehicle components.
Volvo has continuously denied any wrongdoing, but it is clear to see that they are trying to hide their real-world emissions. We believe this is wrong, which is why our expert panel of solicitors are bringing forward claims on behalf of Volvo owners.
Which Volvo models are affected?
New information relating to the Volvo dieselgate scandal is surfacing each day. Due to the scandal being relatively new, the amount of vehicles affected may not yet be fully known. However, with the readable information, we understand that the below models could be affected:
- Volvo S60 D4
- Volvo V60 Cross Country D3
- All diesel vehicles
Our panel will update clients as more information comes to light.
No Win, No Fee Volvo Emissions Claim
If you are one of the thousands in the UK that might be affected by the Volvo dieselgate scandal, our panel can bring your claim on a No Win, No Fee basis. This means there will be no financial risk to you.
A No Win, No Fee agreement can also be called a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). This is an arrangement between you and us, that means if your claim for compensation is unsuccessful, you will not have to pay any of our legal fees.
Our panel of expert emissions solicitors will explain this process of working with you when you get in touch.
Why should I register my interest in a Volvo dieselgate claim?
The main reason for lodging a potential claim is that Volvo have potentially lied to you about a very dangerous pollutant, NOx. We want to hold the massive car giants to account, and tell them that they cannot put profit above our health and the environment.
If successful, you will also receive compensation which could rise to thousands of pounds, depending on your individual case.
How much compensation can I receive for a Volvo Emissions Claim?
The exact amount you can claim with a Volvo diesel emissions claims will be dependent on a number of factors. These factors include:
- What year your Volvo 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 can talk you through your Volvo dieselgate claim and, although it is difficult to predict the amount of compensation that you will be paid, our panel will always do our utmost to get as much compensation for you as possible.
How do I begin my Volvo dieselgate claim?
Registering interest in bringing a Volvo Emission Claim forward is very straightforward. Simply fill out our easy to use online form and we will be able to tell you if you are eligible.
Start your Volvo Emissions Compensation Claim Today
Are you ready to claim against Volvo for their potential lies on emissions? If you believe you have an emissions compensation claim, let us handle it from start to finish.
Our dieselgate solicitors are able to bring a claim on your behalf and not only hold massive car companies to account, but also get you compensation while doing so.
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.