Owned A Diesel Vauxhall Between 2008-2018?
You may be eligible to claim back 25-75% of the vehicle's purchase price if it was purchased between 2008 & 2018 and it had an emissions cheat device.
Over £100 million has already been paid in compensation for UK Diesel Emission Claims.
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If you have ever purchased, leased or financed any of the Vauxhall diesel or vehicles listed below; new or second-hand, then you should join the group action as you may be entitled to compensation.
What is the Diesel Emission SCANDAL?
Vehicle software cheated air pollution tests by adjusting the engine to emit less and make it look like a low-emissions vehicle, when in fact they were emitting dangerous levels of pollutants.
Potential impacts on Diesel Vauxhall customers
Thousands of Vauxhall customers have had their vehicles recalled due to the issue with the vehicles diesel emissions. Some customers claim since having the software update, that they have had problems with their car or van. For example, encountering power loss, which then has caused an increase in maintenance costs. Others have mentioned that they have noticed increased fuel consumption and lowered the value of their car.
Some felt that they had paid more than the car was actually worth, and not quite the eco-friendly car that they thought they’d purchased. Others stated that they would never have acquired the car in the first place, had they known about the diesel emissions fault. If you feel that you are one of the hundreds and thousands that have been affected, why not see if our panel of experts can help bring a claim on your behalf.
The 'DieselGate' Scandal
Dieselgate started in the US back in 2015, when car manufacturer Volkswagen were found to have manipulated their results to get around the emission law designed to help keep the air clean.
The US Environmental Protection Agency stated that some VW cars had been fitted with so-called “Defeat Devices”. These particular gadgets had sophisticated coding software which could detect when the car was being tested for the NOx emissions.
NOx emissions known as Nitrogen Oxides are gases which are emitted by vehicles such as cars and vans, and may be harmful to the environment and humans.
The device then made the car meet the emission standards. When the car was not being tested and on the road, the device would turn off and the vehicle would discharge more pollution into the atmosphere which may be around 40 times higher than the legal limit.
Millions of vehicles worldwide have been affected, meaning that some consumers have purchased or leased diesel cars and vans that had higher emissions than actually advertised.
What happened in the Vauxhall emissions scandal?
The German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) claims to have found software on Vauxhall vehicles designed to cheat official emissions tests. On 23 January 2020, the public body published a mandatory recall on several of the company’s diesel-engined cars, including the Cascada 2.0 CDTi and Insignia 2.0 CDTi built between 2012 and 2016.
The cheat software let Vauxhall report lower nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions during testing than occur in real-world driving. The tactic allowed the company to comply with EU regulatory requirements at a lower cost.
The damage to the public from such action is considerable. From a health perspective, NOx can damage the lining of the respiratory tract and increase the severity of lung infections and asthma. It can also cause chronic lung disease.
From a financial standpoint, customers lost money. Many paid a premium for vehicles they believed reduced dangerous emissions when, in fact, they didn’t. Others later fixed their cars or vans to reduce emissions to comply with regulations, leaving them out of pocket.
How to make a Vauxhall diesel claim
To make a Vauxhall diesel claim, you’ll need to sign up for a firm pursuing legal action against the automaker. Currently, several firms in England and Wales are moving forward with cases.
You can now make claims against Vauxhall if you are (or were) the owner of a diesel-engined Vauxhall. That’s because several legal firms are bringing Group Litigation Orders (GLOs) against the firm. This action prevents you from having to launch a case against Vauxhall directly. Instead, courts treat similar claims as one, negating the need for hundreds of thousands of separate, identical hearings.
You can then get a head start on the process with us, where we offer a no win, no fee setup, meaning you won’t pay a penny unless your claim is successful. Signing up for our group claim requires answering a few simple questions and proving you owned or leased an affected Vauxhall vehicle between 2009 and 2019. After that, you can leave the rest to us. We will get in touch, explaining the next steps to check if you may be eligible to claim compensation and get the justice you deserve.
Volkswagen Group including their other brands Audi, Skoda, VW, and SEAT settled with customers out of court in May 2022 in a pay package worth more than £193 million to diesel car owners. Vauxhall may indeed decide to do the same.
You should not make a Vauxhall diesel emissions claim by yourself. That’s because the cost of doing so will likely outweigh any compensation received several times. Only make claims as part of a group.
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