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Volkswagen – which “maintains that because customers have not suffered any loss, it does not owe them compensation” – is currently pursuing an appeal against that ruling at the Court of Appeal. Daimler AG, Mercedes’ parent company, has already been fined in Germany, and is being investigated in the US and Canada for duping regulators over the levels of nitrogen oxide and dioxide its vehicles produced. Around 20 per cent of these affect UK vehicles, meaning the total number of new recalls in Britain is around 60,000, according to Slater and Gordon. The KBA – Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority – recently issued recalls for 300,000 Mercedes vehicles worldwide after discovering they contained ‘impermissible defeat devices’. ‘Tens of thousands of cars have been earmarked for recall over concerns they produce dangerous levels of pollution in real-world conditions, but that’s looking like just the tip of the iceberg. In all, around one million British Mercedes drivers, including previous owners, could be eligible for compensation payouts worth up to £20,000 each.
From your age to where you live, we take a look at some common factors insurance companies use to set the cost of your car insurance. But there’s a further financial consideration too in the form of vehicle excise duty. The figure you pay in the first year of ownership is directly tied to the car’s emission levels. It should go without saying that a vehicle’s emission levels are important for drivers to consider, given the impact on the environment from driving. For example, a group of around 90,000 affected drivers won the first stage of their High Court battle against the various manufacturers tied up in the ‘dieselgate’ scandal.
This claim is dedicated to making this process simple and straightforward for you. If you purchased an affected vehicle, you may have overpaid for it and could struggle to sell it on the secondary market for full value. The scandal has cost Volkswagen $33 billion in legal fees, fines, and compensation. Volkswagen has admitted that 1.2 million vehicles sold in the UK were fitted with emissions test cheating software.
The diesel engines affected were used in Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Jeep and Suzuki vehicles. Whilst Suzuki is not a subsidiary of the Fiat Chrysler Group, certain of their vehicles are equipped with Fiat Chrysler diesel engines which have been found to significantly exceed emissions limits. It’s estimated that in the UK alone, half a million vehicles could contain this defeat device technology, and owners are potentially eligible to claim considerable amounts in compensation. The vehicles affected also have a 1.2, 1.6 or 2 litre engine, and were made in the period of 2008 and 2015.
However, a series of hearings are taking place in October and November 2017 which will determine the next steps. If you would like to hold Volkswagen responsible and claim compensation, you can join the Group Litigation Order today. Simply register your interest by calling our dedicated team on or emailing [email protected] While they remain roadworthy, the vehicles fitted with the cheat device did not comply with emissions regulations.
I’ve been looking into questions about diesel vehicles to work out if people who have bought them were victims of mis-selling. Privacy Noticeexplains more about how we use your data, and your rights. Our sophisticated software validates your documents and quickly registers your claim. Your vehicle may have been less efficient than expected and may have increased your fuel and maintenance costs. In July 2020, Authorities in Germany, Italy, and Switzerland investigating emissions fraud and the use of defeat devices raided the offices of Fiat Chrysler. In a similar case in the US, Fiat Chrysler has already paid millions of dollars to its customers.
Diesel vehicles were promoted by Volkswagen as being the environmentally friendly option, when in fact the defeat device it had installed in these vehicles had been designed to cheat emissions testing regulations. In January 2017, it was announced that legal action in the form of a group litigation order was being taken against Volkswagen on behalf of affected UK drivers. Volkswagen had marketed their ‘Clean Diesel’ vehicles as an alternative to hybrid and electric vehicles. However, when driven outside test conditions, they produced levels of nitrogen oxides 40 times greater than legally allowed. In September 2015 it was revealed that the Volkswagen Group had manufactured and sold around 11 million diesel vehicles worldwide fitted with test cycle recognition software. At Jefferies, we are acting for a large number of VW owners seeking compensation following the emissions scandal.
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The two gases which have the most significant environmental impact are Nitric Oxide and Nitrogen Dioxide . In light of the Mercedes Diesel Fraud Claim, various fines have been assessed against entities of the Daimler Group across the world and claims have been successfully litigated against Mercedes in Germany. Daimler AG, parent company of Mercedes-Benz, agreed a settlement of $1.5 billion with the US Government and California State Regulators in order to settle similar accusations. In 2019, Mercedes-Benz were also fined €870 million by German prosecutors in addition to 774,000 of its vehicles being recalled. In the United States, settlement awards have exceeded $9.8 billion with victims receiving between $5,100 and $10,000. In one case, Volkswagen agreed to buy back or repair more than half a million affected vehicles fitted with illegal defeat devices.
On 15 May 2020 Charles Lyndon launched a claim against Volkswagen in relation to the diesel emissions scandal and are inviting eligible claimants to join the claim for compensation. This is hardly a surprise to me and is why the VW Dieselgate scandal didn’t persuade me from removing VW brand cars from our choice lists because it was always likely that other manufacturers were probably employing similar tactics. How else can you explain that in real world driving it was very unlikely to get any better than 85% of manufacturers tested mpg figures? Since 2018, the German federal motor transport authority has told Daimler to carry out recalls of diesel Mercedes-Benz vehicles in Europe to carry out an emissions-related software update, say Fox Williams and Hagens Berman. Lawyers looking to sue Mercedes-Benz on behalf of UK owners over the emissions scandal say its latest recall of more diesel vehicles for a software update shows it knows it has a larger dirty diesel problem here.
Many of the cars rated at 100g/km or lower are diesels, but only Euro 6-compliant models are exempt from inner-city low-emissions zone charges. If you bought your car before 1 April 2017 or buy a second-hand car that was registered before that date, the amount of car tax you pay will depend on the car’s emissions. Below are the VED rates for cars registered between 1 March 2001 and 31 March 2017.
Should you decide to proceed with your claim it is your responsibility to check the terms and conditions of the solicitor that contacts you, including the fee they charge which can be up to 50%, no win, no fee. Claim Experts completely disagree and believe Mercedes has misled their customers, much like the VW case, where the vehicle manufacturer has lost a recent court case. The case against Mercedes in the UK is still ongoing, but we at Claim Experts are confident that they have lied to their customers and believe compensation should be awarded.