It’s been all over the news. Hundreds and thousands of diesel cars produced between 2007 and 2018 may have been affected by “dieselgate” – a scandal in which a number of big-name vehicle manufacturers were caught fitting certain models with defeat devices to cheat emissions tests before being approved for sale. Because of this, thousands of vehicle owners purchased new and second hand diesel vehicles whose emissions vastly exceeded legal limits – limits put in place to protect the environment and the public.
A handful of manufacturers have been investigated over dieselgate, with ongoing investigations into others to discover any evidence indicating they also installed defeat devices. While Volkswagen was the first to be found guilty and ordered to pay tremendous penalties, many more are now facing joint diesel emission claims on behalf of consumers.
Which Car Manufacturers Are Implicated?
If you purchased or financed a new or used diesel car or van in the UK that was first registered in the crucial 2007 to 2018 period, your vehicle could be affected by the scandal.
If you believe your vehicle may be implicated, it may be wise to consider joining the diesel emission claims that UK law firms have launched for consumers. You could be owed thousands in compensation from the offending manufacturers.
The vehicle manufacturers on the list include:
- Land Rover
What Happens During a Diesel Emission Claim?
Some law firms may only handle claims for specific vehicle manufacturers, so your choice of a firm may depend on the make and model of your vehicle. We deal with all diesel emission claims against all the listed manufacturers, as well as others.
The process is easy; you can check if your vehicle could be implicated in the emissions scandal on our website, during which you can fill out a simple claims form that will ask you various questions, such as the make and model of your vehicle and how you have been personally affected by the scandal.
What Happens After Submitting Your Diesel Emission Claim?
After submitting the form, we’ll get back to you about the case and keep you updated throughout the process. Several weeks may pass without contact from us throughout the case’s timeline – don’t worry; this is normal. Your claim is still in place, and we’re working on it; legal proceedings can take some time, typically from several months to several years. In the meantime, you can contact us at any point to ask questions or discuss your claim.
There’s no fixed amount of compensation that a claimant may receive in the event of a win – and it isn’t guaranteed, either. But given that the huge diesel emission claims case against Volkswagen was a success, it’s likely that those currently launched against the other offending manufacturers will be as well.
Lastly, all diesel emission claims with us are on a “no win, no fee” agreement; you won’t have to pay any fees if the case is unsuccessful. If the claim against the manufacturers is won, our legal teams will take a small cut from the winnings to pay our fees – the rest is yours, and it could even be several thousand pounds. If you change your mind and decide to withdraw your claim, you can do so within 14 days of submission.