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The Your Lawyers Mercedes emissions action has been launched for owners whose vehicles may be emitting far more dangerous NOx than they should be doing.
When news of the VW scandal broke in 2015 and we took thousands of cases forward, we suspected that they may not be the only ones who needed to be investigated. Around the world, several other carmakers have faced fines, penalties, criminal cases, and consumer legal actions. Now, Mercedes (Daimler) also stands accused of using technology that may affect vehicle NOx emissions.
We are investigating the issues and we are taking claims forward for owners now on a No Win, No Fee basis.
We have been accepting Mercedes emissions compensation claims for some time now, but if you’ve yet to start a case, here’s how we can help you.
When the Volkswagen emissions scandal broke in 2015, we felt there would be other manufacturers that would also need investigating. Since then, several carmakers have been involved in legal actions and have faced criminal investigations around the world. Whilst many continue to defend themselves and state that they have done nothing wrong, we believe that there’s justification for further action.
In 2015, the Car Emissions Lawyers (that’s us) were one of the first – if not the first – to formally accept VW cases on No Win, No Fee agreements. We were also the first to pioneer High Court action in January 2016, and we were appointed to the Steering Committee for the VW action in 2018. In 2020, we’re taking new cases forward as part of the Mercedes emissions compensation action.
First published by Admin on July 03, 2018 in the following categories: Emissions News and tagged with clean air standards | diesel vehicles | dieselgate | emissions scandal | fuel emissions | volkswagen
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.
Porsche limiting European sales speaks volumes in terms of the inability of VW Group brands to keep their diesel engines legal.
At the time of the announcement, Porsche said that the number of models sold in Europe would be limited as a result of the changes to emissions testing; changes that likely stemmed from the Volkswagen emissions scandal in the first place.
Although they’re not the only carmaker to have halted or limited sales as a result of the changes, the Porsche recalls and the “Dieselgate” scandal itself say a lot in terms of the legality of these engines in my view.
More than half of children being exposed to illegal levels of pollution is another sound reason to make sure Volkswagen are punished
With more than half of UK children said to be living in areas with illegal levels of air pollution, it’s clear why Volkswagen must be punished for their cheat device scandal.
When they decided to intentionally fit cheat devices into vehicles so they could pass emission testing but pollute more dangerous NOx outside of test conditions, innocent people have suffered. Air quality has been underestimated as a result of cheat devices skewing the figures, and people are subjected to greater harm than expected.
When Volkswagen admitted that some 11 million of their vehicles worldwide were laced with cheat devices capable of allowing emissions controls to be activated during testing, but deactivated outside of test conditions, the world realised that one of the biggest brands on earth had knowingly deceived us all.
Despite accepting what they have done and agreeing huge pay-outs and fines in America and Canada, VW are refusing compensation to UK owners, claiming they think they are not legally responsible to do so. The action we are fighting in aims to change this, and amid fresh claims that carmakers are continually misleading customers, it’s a matter of time – in our view – until VW pay what they owe.
A German environment group known as Deutsche Umwelthilfe (“D.U.H” for short) reported last year that they detected anomalies in BMW diesel sedans.
They went as far as to say that they suspected the anomalies may apply to many more BMW diesel vehicles as well.
The ‘not-for profit’ group look to take court action over threats to the environment. They reportedly carried out tests on a 2016 BMW 320d in both lab-conditions and in real-world conditions on the road. They say they found that when engine speeds exceeded 3000rpm, NOx levels spiked by up to seven-times more than the permitted levels.
At an auto show in Los Angeles, the current VW CEO for North America, Hinrich Woebcken, presented two new cars that will hit the market in two years; both of which are electric. In the short and to-the-point interview, he was asked about the emissions scandal and whether the company had recovered, to which Woebcken said:
“we are absolutely, we are back. We are coming back. At the same time we are making sure there is zero arrogance. There is still a lot to do still to regain fully trust with our customers.”
You mean like compensating UK consumers, as an example? When are you guys planning to settle up over here? We’re waiting…
Owners of diesel vehicles like those affected by the Volkswagen emissions scandal may be set for more bad news as the British government looks to increase tax for diesel cars that don’t meet new emission standards.
The “dieselgate” scandal hit 1.2 million vehicles in the U.K. with some owners facing problems after the so-called “fix” had been applied, and other owners seeing the value of their vehicle fall. Now, some diesel owners may have to pay more in Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) under new tax reforms being proposed.
Fiat Chrysler asks for approval for software updates to diesel vehicles hit with emissions irregularities by Spring 2018
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. have said they are hoping for approval for their proposed “software updates fix” for 104,000 of their diesel vehicles already on the road with emissions level manipulating software installed.
In May 2017, the U.S. Justice Department sued the car maker for using software that broke U.S. emissions rules in a number of their vehicles. Whilst stopping short at labelling the software to be an illegal so-called “defeat devices” like those found in Volkswagen vehicles, Fiat Chrysler was thought to be using similar technology that ultimately had a very similar effect.