Can I Make A Diesel Emissions Claim?
If you purchased a diesel new or second hand car from Mercedes, BMW, Vauxhall, Ford, Renault or Seat between 2008 and 2019, you could be eligible for a diesel emission claim. These are worth anything from a few hundred pounds to as much as £10,000. You don't have to still own the car to be elligible.
This claim is being litigated on a No-Win, No-Fee basis, meaning it costs you nothing to join. If we do not win you compensation money, we will cover all legal costs and you will not pay a penny. If the case is won, a percentage will be deducted from your compensation costs to cover legal fees.
You could be eligible for a refund if you purchased a diesel car between 2008 and 2019 and:
You wouldn’t have bought the car if you knew about the flaw
You paid more for the car than you should have
Your vehicle had to be fixed to meet emission standards
In a similar case against Volkswagen, 91,000 claimants were paid £193 million. The average payout was over £2,100. We have just opened up claims for Mercedes in January 2022, soon to be followed by BMW, Vauxhall, Ford, Renault and Seat.
If you owned a Mercedes Benz you can check your eligibility instantly and start litigation today. You will have 14 days to change your mind. Click below to get started!
The ‘dieselgate’ scandal broke in 2015 when it emerged that a number of brands had used a ‘defeat device’ to disguise how much emissions were being released from their vehicles. The 'defeat devices' caused diesel engines to activate emissions controls only during laboratory emissions testing, which caused the vehicles' output to meet regulatory standards during testing. In some cases, the noxious emissions were 35 times their legal limit, causing a lot of pollution.
Whilst the car brands are reluctant to give discounts or admit any wrongdoing, you have the opportunity to make a claim for diesel emissions and receive a large lump sum as compensation. Currently, this is said to have impacted 500,000 vehicles in the UK where the owners could be eligible for compensation.
In September 2019, Daimler (Mercedes Owner) was fined 870 million euros in Germany for "negligent violation of supervisory duties" in relation to not fully complying with emissions regulations.
An average £8,500 in compensation is estimated for each claimant in the case, with the action possibly totalling up to £10.2 billion across the nation. This would make it one of the biggest group actions ever seen in the UK. Hundreds of thousands of diesel vehicles are involved in the Dieselgate Scandal, and it is believed that they were producing emissions levels that significantly exceeded the law.
Customers have lost out for the following reasons:
The increased Nitrogen Dioxide levels are harmful to children, adults, and the environment
Customers may have experienced higher fuel bills and maintenance costs
The performance of these vehicles was negatively affected
You can help the environment while making money by claiming back from your vehicle manufacturer. Current and Previous Mercedes Owners can instantly find out if they are eligible by giving the car registration number, plus a few more details like the date they bought the car.
If you think you have a claim, you need to act quickly as there are statutory deadlines, known as limitation periods, that apply to mis-selling claims.
This is a class action lawsuit. You need legal representation to claim.
Making a claim is simple. With just a few details you can start your application.
No Win, No Fee
You are only charged after the claim has been won and you have your compensation!
Enter Your Car Reg Number
Use our elibility checker to quickly find out if your vehicle is eligible
Complete A Quick Online Form
Complete a quick online form to start your diesel emissions claim
Claim Your Emissions Refund
Our partnered legal team will represent you to claim your refund
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I claim compensation for my diesel car?
Not all diesel Mercedes cars are eligible for a diesel emissions claim. To know if you are potentially eligible for compensation you can check here.
What does it cost to make an emissions claim?
You only pay a fee to the legal firm handling your case if your claim is successful. This is expected to be in the range from 20-40 percent, but you will be told what the fee is when your claim is approved. The fee is capped at 50%, so you will definitely get at least half of the compensations. If the claim is not successful, ‘after the event’ insurance (known as ATE) is provided by the law firm. This means it does not cost you a thing unless the claim is successful.
How much do I get from a diesel emissions claim?
This is dependent on the outcome of the legal proceedings. It is estimated that some claims can be as much as £10,000. But others may be only a few hundred pounds. In a similar case against Volkswagen, 91,000 claimants were paid £193 million, with an average payout of over £2,100.
Can I cancel my claim?
You can cancel your claim within the first 14 days. If you cancel your claim after that you may be liable for some legal fees.
Does it matter if I still own the car?
You don't need to still own the car to be eligible to claim. Your eligibility will depend on the dates you bought and sold the car. Our simple form will tell you if you are eligible.
Can I make an emissions claim for a car bought on finance?
Yes. Cars bought on finance, including second-hand cars, are still eligible.
Can I make an emissions claim for multiple cars?
Yes. You can make a claim for each vehicle you bought which is eligible. Just fill out a separate form for each car.
How long does an emissions claim take?
This is part of a group action lawsuit which is a complicated legal proceeding. This means it is difficult to estimate a timeframe, but it will likely take a few years. In the case of VW claims, they were first grouped together by the court in May 2018, with the trial due in January 2023. However, a settlement was reached in May 2022.
Which manufacturers can I make a diesel emissions claim against?
At the moment you can only claim against Mercedes in the UK. However, many vehicles were also affected by the initial scandal including Volkswagen, BMW, Vauxhall, Ford, Citroen, Peugeot, Renault, Nissan, Skoda, Jaguar, Volvo, Hyundai, and Land Rover. Some of these claims may open up in the near future.
Don’t miss out on £100’s or even £1,000’s in compensation you could be entitled to. Check whether you are eligible now?