NISSAN AND RENAULT EMISSIONS RECALLS AND ISSUES DATE BACK TO 2016 – YOUR LAWYERS CAMPAIGN FOR JUSTICE LAUNCHED
NISSAN AND RENAULT EMISSIONS SCANDAL
When we launched our legal campaign and compensation action for the 2015 Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal, we knew it was only a matter of time before other carmakers were accused of similar behaviour. We took swift and effective action and launched the first High Court proceedings against VW in 2016, and we now act for Claimants pursuing damages against Porsche, Mercedes and Jaguar Landrover arising from emissions irregularities.
We are also taking action for UK consumers affected by the Nissan and Renault emissions scandal. So far, a formal recall has not been initiated in the UK, but there has been action taken across the globe. If it is found that the companies have used defeat device technology for cheating emissions tests to bypass NOx regulations, we will make sure that they are brought to justice.
So far, Nissan and Renault (part of the Renault–Nissan–Mitsubishi Alliance) strongly refute that they have used any form of defeat device technology for cheating emissions tests. However, independent testing and information from the Department for Transport has reportedly indicated that there are discrepancies between NOx emissions in testing environments and in real-wold driving conditions. It may be that vehicles are emitting more than 15-times dangerous NOx than they ought to be and are in breach of EU emissions regulations.
It is also understood that Nissan had been previously asked to modify designs but this did not take place.
In 2017, they were found guilty in South Korea over the use of defeat devices and recalls were initiated after the country banned the sale of models from several carmakers. Models affected included 1.6-litre Renault vehicles and the British-built Qashqai SUV, as sold in South Korea. As a result, millions of pounds in fines were issued.
However, as far back as 2016 we were aware of the potential that Nissan and Renault may have been involved in similar behaviour to Volkswagen. It appears that Volkswagen likely used defeat device technology as they were unable to ensure their vehicles were compliant without sacrificing performance, so it makes sense that other carmakers will have faced the same struggles. This is not an acceptable excuse for cheating emissions tests and, if it is found that Nissan and Renault have used technology that amounts to a defeat device, we will hold them to account.
ARE YOU AFFECTED BY THE EMISSIONS SCANDAL?
It is important to recognise that the full extent of Nissan and Renault models involved in any emissions scandal where defeat devices may have been used for cheating NOx tests has yet to be confirmed. Both diesel and petrol vehicles may be affected, and we could be talking about over 1.4 million vehicles affected in the UK alone.
So far, data indicates that vehicles manufactured between 2009 and 2018 may be affected. This may include models such as:
- Infiniti Q50 Sedan;
If your vehicle has been subject to an emissions recall and has had any changes, so-called ‘technical measures’ applied, or any form of ‘software update’ applied then you could be affected.
If you own a potentially affected vehicle then we want to hear from you as you may be entitled to claim compensation.
In the VW case, software was used to allow emissions reduction technology to engage when vehicles were being tested. Outside test conditions, emissions controls were not engaged which allowed vehicles to pollute far more dangerous NOx than they should have been doing. If it is established that Nissan and Renault have also been cheating emissions tests, owners could be entitled to thousands of pounds in compensation.
Although petrol vehicles generally produce far less NOx than diesel models, it is understood that petrol vehicles may also be affected by emissions irregularities. As far back as 2016 there have been reports that Nissan petrol vehicles may have been subject to data manipulation relating to emissions, with Mitsubishi Motors (part of the Renault–Nissan–Mitsubishi Alliance) reportedly admitting to the falsification of data following internal investigations. As such, we are not surprised to see that petrol vehicles may be involved in emissions cheating given that issues have been raised over four years ago.
In 2017, a leaked report in France reportedly indicated that “fraudulent strategies” had been used by Renault to distort results for 25 years for both diesel and petrol vehicles.
NO WIN, NO FEE COMPENSATION ACTION
We firmly believe in access to justice, and we believe that there is enough evidence to investigate claims for emissions cheating for owners of Nissan and Renault models. As such, we are able to represent Claimants on a No Win, No Fee basis for a claim for compensation where it is alleged that defeat devices have been used to manipulate tests.
Subject to the terms and conditions of the agreement, our genuine No Win, No Fee pledge means that we can write off legal fees for our clients if the case does not succeed.
As such, what have you got to lose in joining our campaign for justice?
ABOUT THE CAR EMISSIONS LAWYERS
Your Lawyers - The Car Emissions Lawyers - has been fighting for the rights of people affected by the dieselgate issues since news of the first one hit the headline in 2015; the infamous Volkswagen Emissions Scandal. We have represented over 10,000 VW owners and, in 2018, we were appointed to the Steering Committee responsible for the overall conduct of the litigation.
We were one of the first - if not, the first - to formally represent VW owners, and we were the first law firm in England and Wales to launch High Court action in 2016. As such, we have been at the forefront of emissions scandal compensation as a pioneering consumer action law firm since the beginning.
We now represent Porsche, Mercedes, and Jaguar Landrover owners for emissions irregularities. We are also taking action for Nissan and Renault owners as well as part of our campaign for justice for owners affected by emissions problems.
START YOUR COMPENSATION CLAIM TODAY
All you need to do to start your emissions scandal compensation claim as a Nissan or Renault owner is complete the forms on this page. If the carmakers have been found to be cheating NOx tests, we will hold them to account.
We can look at several factors in a case for compensation, including:
- Compensation for loss of value or for overpaying an initial value;
- Any impact on a vehicle warranty;
- Distress and inconvenience related to any recall or repair work undertaken.
You can complete the form below to check your eligibility and sign-up to start your case now, and the process is quick and easy.
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