Diesel emissions claims – our investigations into carmakers
First published by Admin on May 19, 2021 in the following categories: Diesel Emissions Claims Emissions News Group Action NOx and tagged with defeat devices | diesel vehicles | dieselgate | emissions scandal | fuel emissions | group action | join action | make claim
As one of the first firms to take on Volkswagen diesel emissions claims, we have been investigating diesel emissions claims ever since 2015.
The dieselgate scandal was born when Volkswagen was accused of using illegal defeat devices to cheat emissions tests and, soon after, a number of other carmakers came under suspicion regarding their alleged breach of regulatory limits on emissions outputs also. As the allegations begin to extend wider across the car manufacturing industry, we have recently begun even more emissions investigations into several other carmakers.
Beyond the potential environmental and health implications, this is also a severe consumer issue as there may have been many breaches of consumer law on an unprecedented industry scale. If it is found that you were deceived when it comes to the emissions output of your vehicle, you may be able to recover thousands of pounds in compensation by making an emissions claim.
The allegations against carmakers
Indeed, as our legal actions have moved forward, it has gradually become clear that fewer and fewer carmakers appear to be exempt from allegations, and we may be looking at an almost industry-wide issue. Given the toxicity of NOx (nitrogen oxide) and carbon emissions, and the current climate crisis the world is facing, it is shocking to think that so many manufacturers may have been exacerbating pollution problems by failing to keep emissions outputs at bay, if allegations are proven to be correct.
Many carmakers have come under scrutiny for the alleged use of defeat device technology. While the nature of the devices may vary between brands, one general purpose is understood to be to restrain emissions output during testing. The devices can allegedly allow a car to ‘detect’ when an emissions test is ongoing, which can prompt the engine to restrict emissions outputs, but it is believed that the vehicles then break regulatory limits when on the road.
For the most part, the carmakers being subjected to diesel emissions claims are believed to be responsible for producing excessive NOx emissions, but some have been linked to carbon emissions also.
The suspected carmakers
So far, only Volkswagen has been found to have been using defeat devices to impact emissions here in England and Wales. As a firm, having played a key role in holding Volkswagen to account, we are pursuing action against a number of other car manufacturers on behalf on consumers.
We were already taking on claims for owners of affected Nissan and Renault, Mercedes, Porsche, Fiat and Jaguar Land Rover vehicles, and now we are also investigating the following suspected carmakers:
- Alfa Romeo
While our investigations are still ongoing, we believe that many claimants may be able to recover compensation through diesel emissions claims against the listed manufacturers. Carmakers are strongly denying that they have done anything wrong, and we are only talking about allegations at this moment in time. That being said, we believe that there is enough information and evidence to investigate cases.
No Win, No Fee diesel emissions claims
Most importantly for our claimants, we are offering to take forward eligible diesel emissions claims on a No Win, No Fee basis. This means that, provided you comply with the terms and conditions of our agreement, we can agree to write off our legal fees in the event your claim is unsuccessful.
With this kind of protection in place for your claim, and the potential to win thousands or even tens of thousands of pounds in compensation, there should be nothing stopping you from making a claim.
To make a claim, you can check your eligibility in our online form, or contact our team directly for free, no-obligation advice on your potential case.
IMPORTANT: advice on this page is intended to be up-to-date for the 'first published date'.