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Allegations of “defeat devices” in Mercedes vehicles

Fresh allegations of “defeat devices” in Mercedes vehicles are being reported as the ongoing emissions scandals continue to hit the headlines.

We have been representing clients for emissions cases since the very beginning in 2015, and we were the first firm in England and Wales to take VW to the High Court in January 2016. Since then, we have launched dozens of actions against more carmakers as we continue to investigate the numerous allegations that manufacturers are facing.

These fresh allegations come out from Germany and add to those that Daimler/Mercedes, and others, are already facing.

About the latest allegations of “defeat devices” in Mercedes

According to multiple media reports, German environment group Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) has reportedly identified what it has claimed to be eight new “defeat devices” in the Mercedes E-Class models fitted with the Euro-6 engine. These latest allegations of “defeat devices” in Mercedes vehicles come at a time when Your Lawyers – The Car Emissions Lawyers – continue to represent thousands of claimants engaged in compensation cases against the manufacturer.

As reported by Autocar.co.uk, the DUH has said that dangerous NOx emissions apparently spiked by 500% during testing that was carried out on a 2016 Mercedes E350d Bluetec. However, it has also been suggested that German regulators know about the alleged “defeat devices” identified, and it is understood that these may be permissible. To explain this, some technology that can be used to alter emissions can allow increased levels of pollutants if there is a good reason for doing so. This could be, for example, to protect the engine and the vehicle components. As such, technology that falls within that category may not necessarily be classified as an illegal “defeat device”.

This reasoning behind why emissions-reducing technology is being altered is the defence that has been put forward by many carmakers to date, Daimler included. This is different to the VW situation, where the courts in England and Wales determined that the software code in VW vehicles amounted to an unlawful defeat device. In terms of the carmakers who are using technology and stating that they are doing so for legitimate reasons, there are many who allege that carmakers could be exploiting “loopholes” in order to achieve the same outcome.

As we often say when we talk about these issues, carmakers continue to strongly deny that they have done anything wrong. Our claims and investigations aim to get to the bottom of any and all allegations that have been made.

About our compensation action

At Your Lawyers, we are already investigating allegations of “defeat devices” in Mercedes vehicles. We are currently representing thousands of claimants for cases on a No Win, No Fee basis, and some clients could be eligible to recover what we call “CPUT damages”, which could allow a claimant to receive up to 100% of the purchase price of their vehicle, if allegations are proven to be true.

So, for those who could claim using CPUT (Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations), some claimants could be eligible to receive up to £96,000 in compensation.

Start your Mercedes emissions compensation case today

If the allegations of “defeat devices” in Mercedes vehicles are proven to be true, and they are not using legitimate software, owners and those who lease (and previous owners and those who have leased) Mercedes models that could be affected may be eligible to claim compensation. We can represent eligible clients for emissions cases on a No Win, No Fee basis.

All you need to do to start your claim for compensation is to complete our forms here now.

Call us now from a landline or mobile free on 0800 634 7575 or contact us online using any of the forms provided within our website.

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First published by Admin on December 01, 2021 in the following categories: CPUT Damages, Diesel Emissions Claims, Emissions News, Group Action, Mercedes, NOx
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