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Claim Compensation In The Porsche Emissions Scandal Action

You may be eligible to join our legal action for owners affected by the Porsche emissions scandal. We have been representing Porsche clients for several years, but with the recall now formally initiated, claims are ready to proceed.

We believe that Porsche vehicles have been fitted with defeat devices. Although there is little information in the public domain about the precise effects the recall may have on vehicles, we understand Porsche allege there will be no change. However, based upon what we know so far in terms of how vehicles can be adversely affected once a software update has been applied (VW received thousands of complaints following the implementation of their emissions software updates arising for the VW emissions scandal), we expect that some vehicles involved in the Porsche emissions recall will suffer problems which could include:

  • A requirement to replenish AdBlue more often. This conforms to the purpose of AdBlue, which is used to negate harmful pollutants, including NOx;
  • Increased fuel consumption that may be caused by the engine operating less efficiently (which is how NOx emissions are reduced);
  • Decreased acceleration for the same reasons as above;
  • The vehicle feeling slower or more sluggish as a result of the reduced efficiency and performance changes caused as a consequence of reducing dangerous NOx emissions.

We have already been informed that, having had software alterations applied, the problems referenced above can exist. Given what we know about how NOx is reduced and how NOx reduction can decrease the performance of a vehicle, we expect to see some owners who have had the "software update" applied experiencing changes to their vehicle.

It is our aim to ensure that owners affected by the Porsche Emissions Scandal whose vehicles suffer from adverse effects following the "software update" will be adequately compensated. Our Porsche Emissions Action is designed to ensure you receive the compensation you may be entitled to.

Your Lawyers: Expert Consumer Action Firm

We are already acting for Porsche owners and have been doing so for a number of years. We also act for over 10,000 owners affected by the VW emissions scandal and we are a member of the Steering Committee leading the action. This means we are already set up with the necessary infrastructure to launch the separate action for Porsche owners who claim with us. We have recovered thousands upon thousands of pounds on behalf of Claimants following successful claims for people affected by the PIP Breast Implants Scandal (over £1.3m recovered so far), the Nottinghamshire 'Dirty Dentist' Scandal and the 56 Dean Street 'Option E' Scandal, in addition to numerous other actions.

NOx is an incredibly dangerous pollutant that is responsible for tens of thousands of premature deaths around the world. That is why life-saving legislation is in place to ensure vehicle manufacturers like Porsche reduce NOx emissions emitted by their vehicles.

A defeat device that restricts NOx-reducing technology - which is what we believe this to be - is an unacceptable approach. We firmly believe that companies who act unethically should be required to compensate consumers who suffer loss as a result of their failure to comply with the legal requirements.

As experts in consumer law and group actions, we will pursue compensation for owners affected by the Porsche Emissions Scandal who we believe are entitled to damages.

About The Porsche Emissions Recall

The Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (KBA) - Federal Motor Transport Authority - has confirmed the existence of "inadmissible defeat devices" in Porsche Macan vehicles which has triggered the recent Porsche emissions recall in the UK. Letters about the recall are being sent out to owners, although we believe that certain 'technical measures' may have already been applied to vehicles as part of routine services since 2015 when the VW emissions scandal broke in the news.

If you own a Porsche Macan (Euro 6) 3.0-litre Diesel, you should check into any work that has been carried out in the past that may relate to software updates.

The letter being sent out as part of the recall explains that Porsche has developed a "software update" for its DME (Digital Motor Electronics) control software. The re-programming of the DME control unit is said to be to improve the engine control system in relation to Nitrogen Oxide emissions (NOx). The letter also explains that the update has been approved by the KBA and the estimated time for the work to be carried out is approximately one hour. Owners affected by the Porsche emissions recall are being asked to contact their preferred centre for a booking.

Parent company Volkswagen AG accepted a €1bn fine issued in Germany and admitted responsibility for the diesel crisis in relation to the VW emissions scandal. The VW emissions action continues to proceed in the High Court, with our firm appointed to the Steering Committee who are leading the action. We are now launching a separate action for those affected by the Porsche recall.

This may well be the tip of the iceberg. We understand that the KBA has issued Porsche with recall notices relating to other Porsche diesel models, including the Cayenne 3.0-litre V6, Cayenne 4.2-litre V8 and the Panamera 4.0-litre V8.

No Win, No Fee Action For Porsche Emissions Scandal Claims

As expert consumer action lawyers, we are committed to access to justice. With our No Win, No Fee arrangement, we will not ask you to make any payment towards our legal fees unless we win or settle your case successfully, subject to compliance with our Terms and Conditions.

We are investigating the most appropriate causes of action, but we consider, based upon information currently available, that claims for owners affected by the Porsche emissions recall will likely include one or more of the following:

  • Breach of contract against the dealership and / or against the manufacturer financier;
  • Breach of the (amended) Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 ("CPUT") against the dealership and /or the manufacturer financier; and/or
  • A claim in deceit against the manufacturer itself.

In cases where there has been a breach of the CPUT regulations, depending upon the severity of the breach, the claim can range from 25% to up to 100% of the purchase price of your vehicle. The price of a new Porsche Macan in the UK is from £46,000.00, which means owners claiming damages as a result of the Porsche emissions scandal could be entitled to tens of thousands of pounds in compensation.

Start Your Porsche Emissions Recall Compensation Claim Today

If you are an owner affected by the Porsche emissions recall, you can start your claim for compensation by completing the form below. It usually takes minutes to submit the form and you can leave the rest to us.

We understand that the current scope of the software recall is limited to 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine models in the Euro 6 emissions class. However, as recall notifications have been issued for Cayenne models with the 4.2-litre V8 diesel engines for Euro 5 and Euro 6 emissions class, and for Panamera vehicles with 4.0-litre V8 diesel engines in the Euro 6 class, other owners may also be entitled to claim compensation, and we are currently investigating this possibility.

Do I Have To Have The Re-Programming Of The DME Control Unit?

The letters about the re-programming of the DME control unit say that Porsche has agreed with the KBA to contact all owners of affected vehicles. The letter does not confirm whether the DME control software update is compulsory. 

But one of the most important things to note is that, if the DME control software update causes any problems to your vehicle afterward, joining our legal action is the way forward for compensation.

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