What Is The Claim About?
The team at Emissions.co.uk are bringing forward claims on behalf of Mercedes owners who may have been affected by a “defeat device” installed in their vehicles. We believe that the owners of these Mercedes vehicles have been misled and mis-sold their cars.
Tens of thousands of UK Mercedes owners have already registered their interest in bringing forward a claim. Let our panel of Mercedes Emissions solicitors help you on your journey to holding Mercedes account for their alleged illegal cheat devices which not only damage the environment, but also potentially your pocket.
Get in touch today with one of our No Win, No Fee Emissions experts to find out if we can help.
Which Mercedes models are affected?
The defeat software in question has been found primarily in Mercedes cars and vans that contain a BlueTec diesel engine. You may be eligible to take legal action against Mercedes-Benz if:
- The car is manufactured by Mercedes-Benz
- It has a BlueTec, diesel engine
- Was made between 2008 – July 31st 2018 (E-class from 2010, GLE from 2011)
- Was either bought outright or leased, either new or second hand
Tens of thousands of cars with BlueTec engines haven now been recalled. This includes models such as:
The expert panel at emissions.co.uk can inform you if we think your car has been installed with a defeat device. Complete our quick enquiry form today to start your claim.
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Emissions.co.uk have created an expert panel of Mercedes Emissions lawyers that can help Mercedes owners claim their deserved compensation. Our experienced legal panel can talk you through your claim, step by step.
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THE Most FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I begin my Mercedes dieselgate claim?
To register your interest in bringing a dieselgate emissions claim against Mercedes all you have to do is fill out our simple online form. We will investigate your claim and tell you whether we think you are eligible for compensation.
What does the Mercedes Emission claim relate to?
The claim itself is related to various parts of the deception by Mercedes. The car giant has allegedly supressed clean emissions technology and concealed the action of installing a defeat device from regulators and customers. This means that you, as a customer, were misled when choosing whether to purchase a Mercedes vehicle.
The reason for this lie was simple – monetary gain for Mercedes. This has led to more of the dangerous pollutant, NOx, being pumped into the UK. As a company that prides itself as an environmentally conscious business with a commitment to sustainability, we believe this is wrong.
The potential claim focusses on seeking compensation from Mercedes and Daimler for deceit, breach of consumer protection laws, breach of contract and breaches of the Competition Act.
What is the Mercedes Emissions Scandal?
Mercedes-Benz’s very own dieselgate scandal appeared much later than the Volkswagen Group scandal of 2015. Mercedes misconduct first came to light in 2018, after the German Road Vehicle Authority, KBA, found that Mercedes was using illegal software to cheat emission tests.
This illegal software is now known as “defeat devices” and works by knowing when Mercedes vehicles are being tested for emissions and performing differently in the lab. This means that the real-world emissions of the Mercedes vehicles are actually much higher than advertised.
The KBA ordered Mercedes to recall all the affected vehicles in Germany. The German Courts then concluded that Daimler, Mercedes-Benz’s parent company, had indeed been using a prohibited cheat device, which implicated a further 700,000 vehicles around the world
Allegations then started to appear in the UK in May 2020. The emissions claim is relatively new in the UK, but estimates show that 160,000 UK residents have already shown an interest in claiming compensation. If you believe you have been affected, emissions.co.uk can help.
How much compensation can I receive for a Mercedes Emissions Claim?
Because the claim is in its infancy, there is currently no guidance on the amount Mercedes owners can receive in compensation for an emissions claim.
Having said this, in a similar case against Volkswagen, 91,000 claimants were paid £193 million, with an average payout of over £2,100.
Mercedes customers who owned more than one eligible vehicle can also lodge multiple claims.
Why should I register my interest?
To put it plainly, we believe it is unacceptable that Mercedes have lied to their customers for monetary gain. We believe there are five key reasons:
- Saving the Environment
- Corporate Accountability
- Financial Reimbursement for mis-representation
- Saving your health
- No risk to you due to no win, no fee
NOx is deadly pollutant that can contribute to an estimated 40,000 premature deaths in the UK every year. It can cause respiratory diseases, cancer, acid rain and smog.
Not only this, but you may also be out of pocket from Mercedes deception. In a similar case, tests on VW vehicles have found that their fuel economy is worse after the fix when they have been recalled.