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emissions software update
October 27, 2021

Volvo emissions compensation claims

Since the Volkswagen “dieselgate” scandal hit the headlines in 2015, many of the major carmakers have come under suspicion regarding the use of allegedly illegal software to cheat emissions tests. The allegations against Volkswagen surrounded the alleged installation of defeat devices in diesel vehicles in order to disguise the excessive production of nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions, and litigation has since proven that a number of allegations have been founded. Volvo is one of the companies we are also investigating, as allegations may mean that the affected owners could be eligible to make Volvo emissions compensation claims, if allegations are proven to be founded.

As pioneers of diesel emissions litigation in England and Wales, we were one of the first firms to bring claims against Volkswagen on behalf of our clients, and we played a role in initiating High Court proceedings against the manufacturer in early 2016. We want to ensure that any car manufacturers who may be responsible for allegedly cheating emissions are held to account, which is why we are taking on several group actions.

To ensure that as many people as possible can access the justice they deserve, we are offering No Win, No Fee compensation claims to all eligible claimants. Carmakers continue to strongly deny claims being made, so we intend to get to the bottom of the investigations at hand.

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Mercedes emissions settlements
October 06, 2021

EU issues fines for emissions scandal

Allegations of diesel emissions fraud have long been investigated in Europe following the revelation that Volkswagen had been manipulating emissions controls in its vehicles, cheating regulations. As the EU issues fines for emissions scandal culprits such as VW and BMW, questions have been raised about the impact on the wider car manufacturing industry and who else may also be involved in similar behaviour.

VW and BMW have been singled out in a recent antitrust investigation by the European Commission over claims that they had colluded with Daimler, the owner of the Mercedes-Benz brand. According to The Guardian, this was in relation to delaying the development of “emissions-cleaning technology” in their vehicles. Now, upon the conclusion of the investigation, the two companies have reportedly been hit with a total fine of €875m.

The findings of the investigation suggest that the three companies acted unlawfully. Many other well-known car brands have similarly been levelled with accusations of emissions fraud in the wake of the Volkswagen emissions scandal, so the conclusion of this EU investigation could be a sign of further penalties to come.

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Your Lawyers Mercedes emissions compensation
May 12, 2021

Dangers of emissions – the importance of our work

Following the Volkswagen “dieselgate” scandal that first emerged in 2015, the dangers of emissions produced by vehicles have been brought to the public’s attention more.

The initial allegations that Volkswagen had been cheating emissions tests so that vehicles may have been producing more toxic pollutants than first thought was shocking. Volkswagen’s use of so-called defeat devices has since been proven, meaning that millions of vehicles may be producing Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) emissions in volumes that far exceed regulatory limits.

As one of the first law firms to bring consumer claims against Volkswagen in the litigation against the company, we now want to ensure that the practice of cheating emissions tests is completely eradicated from the car manufacturing industry. We have launched several group actions against many car manufacturers who are also suspected of unlawful emissions practices. If you think your vehicle may have been affected, you can check if you are eligible to claim via our online form today.

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porsche suv emissions tests
March 17, 2021

Porsche emissions compensation claims

Porsche is one of several car manufacturers that is suspected of manipulating vehicles in order to cheat emissions testing. While Volkswagen is the only carmaker to have been proven to have used defeat devices in the courts in  England and Wales, we are also taking on Porsche emissions compensation claims for any car owners that may have been affected by similar issues.

The fact that Volkswagen is the parent company of Porsche has undoubtedly contributed to the accusations levelled at Porsche. Even while we await a court ruling on the matter, we believe that the allegations have enough weight for us to take on Porsche claimants, and we have been doing so for a number of years.

If you are concerned that your vehicle may have been affected by emissions issues, you can use one of our online forms to find out if you might have a claim to make.

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vw defeat device software
March 10, 2021

What is a defeat device?

In recent years, a series of car emissions scandals have come under public scrutiny, with several car manufacturers being accused of installing so-called ‘defeat devices’ in their vehicles in order to cheat emissions tests. Understandably, those who are not as familiar with the dieselgate scandals may be asking the question: what is a defeat device, and how does it work?

Since the first issues about Volkswagen were revealed, we have initiated legal actions against several manufacturers for allegations involving dozens of car models. We have constantly kept our finger on the pulse for any further evidence or allegations regarding the use of defeat devices. We hope to dispel any confusion surrounding the allegations against car manufacturers and, more importantly, to make any affected owners aware that they may be eligible to claim compensation.

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importance of emissions regulations
December 08, 2020

Importance of Emissions Regulations

The importance of emissions regulations cannot be understated, and we are only fighting the court battles that we are because the law has not been adhered to.

In the last few decades, we have been able to achieve huge reductions in emissions thanks to new technology. A lot of this is down to EU emission regulations, and it is important for all carmakers to follow them.

A key reason as to why there are emissions regulations in place is to keep people healthy and to help the environment stay protected. NOx can affect the tropospheric ozone that we breathe, and pollution in the air can lead to a decrease in vegetation growth and a reduction in crop yields.

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emissions tests
November 10, 2020

Action over carmakers passing emissions tests through cheating

The European Commission currently has tight emissions tests and regulations in place for light–duty (cars, vans) and heavy-duty vehicles (lorries, buses), and for non-road mobile machinery.

Over the last few years, with the introduction of higher standards, the legal limit of NOx (Nitrogen Oxide) has reportedly decreased by almost 70% for diesel cars.

Unfortunately, to meet these tighter restrictions, some car manufacturers stand accused of using ‘defeat devices’. This can be a type of software that can allow vehicles to restrict performance and pass their emissions tests, but allow for far greater emissions levels when being used on the road. The scandals stemmed from the original VW “dieselgate” issues that came to light in 2015 that has resulted in the High Court making a finding that the technology they used is a defeat device.

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AdBlue and NOx emissions
October 20, 2020

AdBlue and NOx emissions

AdBlue and NOx emissions go hand-hand, as some car manufacturers use AdBlue in their engines to reduce the production of Nitrogen Oxide (NOx); a toxic gas produced from diesel engines.

Many vehicle manufacturers claim that the use of AdBlue can reduce car emissions to provide for cleaner diesel vehicles, and some of those carmakers have relied on those statements when selling their models.

However, the reality may not be so green. A number of carmakers stand accused of using defeat devices in their vehicles. These can, in some cases, recognise when an emissions test is taking place, and allow for emissions-reducing technology to be engaged. Out on the road, emissions-reducing technology may not work. For some of those taking part in the emissions legal actions we are pursuing, they have reported having to top up AdBlue more often, increasing the running costs of their vehicle.

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emissions regulations
October 06, 2020

Emissions Regulations are Important

Emissions regulations are in place worldwide to restrict the release of extreme amounts of harmful gases that could damage our planet and our health.

Such gases include Nitrogen Oxide (NOx), which is a common pollutant from diesel engines. Car manufacturers must limit the amount of NOx their vehicles emit in order to comply with European regulations that are in place to protect us.

Unfortunately, some manufacturers have used software – also known as ‘defeat devices’ – in their diesel vehicles to dupe the emissions testing system. The devices used by Volkswagen in the original “dieselgate” scandal could detect when the vehicle was being tested and restrict emissions during  testing. However, in usual driving conditions, the vehicles could pollute far more.

Now, other carmakers including Mercedes, Nissan and Renault stand accused of similar behaviour. They deny any wrongdoing at all, but we are investigating any allegations accordingly.

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emissions from Mercedes vehicles
September 29, 2020

The dangers of alleged increased emissions from Mercedes vehicles

The potential dangers of any increased Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) emissions from Mercedes vehicles cannot be understated, which is why our compensation action for justice is important.

We will briefly outline some of the potential dangers that can be caused to human health, and why any alleged increased NOx emissions must be taken seriously.

As a specialist firm of consumer action lawyers, we are here to hold organisations to account for any wrongdoing. That is precisely what we will look to achieve if Daimler has been cheating emissions regulations.

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Mercedes NOx emissions
September 22, 2020

Mercedes NOx emissions compensation claims

Why should you be concerned about Mercedes NOx emissions? Why is our compensation action so important? What are the risks and dangers for people?

These are some of the questions that people ask when they consider joining the Mercedes Emissions Compensation Action here in the UK. As a leading firm of consumer action lawyers that pioneered the first High Court action against VW in England and Wales in January 2016, we are well placed to tell you why claiming is important.

NOx is dangerous to human health and to the environment. Any carmaker that is found to have cheated the rules should be held to account, and owners should be compensated.

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dieselgate action deadline information
July 03, 2018

New emissions laws in force to stop future Volkswagen emissions scandals

It’s July 2018, which means the new emissions laws have come into force to stop future Volkswagen style emissions scandals.

The new legislation, at the very least, acts as a far better deterrent to prevent future emissions scandals.

The new emissions laws have been brought in to specifically crack down on emissions cheats like Volkswagen. To make sure they’re punished for their historic cheating, we’re a part of the Steering Committee of law firms taking legal action against VW for over 60,000 victims in England and Wales.

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