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Thompsons, can you help me with my diesel claim?

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We can help you with your Diesel claim, as long as your vehicle qualifies for diesel claims Scotland. We currently represent more than 10 thousand Scottish motorists in the litigation against Mercedes.

We were the lead solicitors in the EA189 VW Litigation in Scotland, the first Group Proceedings in Scottish Legal history.

We have been compiling evidence that other manufacturers have broken the rules and we intend on raising against the further manufacturers:

We cannot accept anymore claims against the VW Group in relation to claims relating to the EA189 Engine but new evidence strongly suggests that the VW Group breached emissions rules in relation to a wider range of vehicles and engines including:

  • Audi, VW, SEAT and Skoda vehicles fitted with the EA897, EA898 and 4.2l V8 engines

Am I entitled to diesel emissions claim compensation?

Use our quick Registration Checker to determine if any vehicles you owned or leased were impacted by the emissions scandal and if you're eligible to file a claim. Simply input the vehicle registration number and a rough estimate of when you owned or leased the vehicle(s).

Instantly discover if you qualify to make a Scotland diesel emissions claim with Thompsons for your specific car or van.

Was my car affected by Dieselgate?

From 2009, a number of leading motor manufacturers used defeat devices in their vehicles to fabricate emissions readings during checks and testing.

Dieselgate refers to the emissions scandal relating to Volkswagen models and other marques within the VW brand, including Audi, Seat and Skoda fitted with the EA189 engine. However, other manufacturers have now been implicated in the scandal and a number of extremely popular diesel models were fitted with the devices including the Volvo S60, Renault Espace Energy and Jaguar XE.

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What happened?

In 2009, a number of high-profile car makers began adding sophisticated software to their engines to defeat emissions testing equipment. The devices detected when a test was taking place and produced lower readings. During real-world driving, the cars emitted much higher emissions.

Hundreds of thousands of vehicles on our roads were affected and there were a number of consequences.

  • False claims in advertising – the vehicles had been marketed as producing lower emissions and, as such, consumers were lied to.
  • Lower resale value – the price for vehicles affected by the emissions scandal has dropped when compared to vehicles not affected by the use of defeat devices.
  • Increased emissions – not only harmful to the environment but to health too. In June 2022, UK government experts found that emissions are likely to increase the risk of developing dementia.

Why could I be owed compensation?

We strongly believe that owners of vehicles affected by the diesel emissions scandal in Scotland should be eligible for compensation due to these suspected reasons:

1. The performance of your vehicle may have reduced.

If the vehicle had to be fixed, or is due to be fixed, the performance of this vehicle will likely have been significantly reduced.

2. The resale value is significantly less.

After widespread knowledge of the scandal, the affected vehicles have become better known, and the value of affected vehicles has decreased.

3. Not as advertised.

The vehicles emission levels as advertised were not representative of the level of pollution the vehicle emitted while on the roads.

Emissions claim compensation

You could be owed thousands of pounds if your vehicle was affected by Dieselgate and the wider emissions scandal.

It doesn't matter whether you were the owner of the car, if it was leased, or if it was a company car; if you were driving an affected model, you could be eligible to receive compensation.

There may be more than one claim for an individual vehicle if it had several different owners, so you could still receive compensation even if you only had the car for a short time.

Find out if you can claim by clicking on our Registration Checker.

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Thompsons' expertise in diesel emissions claims

Thompsons represented more than 2,500 claimants in the group action against Volkswagen. The VW NOx emissions claim was the first group action in Scottish legal history and Thompsons Solicitors was selected by The Court of Session, Scotland’s highest civil court, as the lead firm. The action was headed up by partner Patrick McGuire.

We have also recently raised a court action against Mercedes-Benz for its part in the emissions scandal. We represent over 10,000 claims in this action, more than any other firm in Scotland.

Start your Scotland emissions claim today

Thompsons Solicitors in Scotland believes that motor consumers were deliberately misled and have suffered losses due to the defeat device technology implemented by vehicle manufacturers.

It is our mission to seek justice for claimants to ensure that the corporations pay for their misrepresentative behavior. Corporate accountability is crucial; the same consumer protections that apply in these claims extend to medical products, children’s toys, and general product safety. Companies must adhere to the standards set for them and not set precedents of selective adherence.

You can make my diesel claim Scotland with Thompsons on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that if the claim is unsuccessful, you will not have to pay a penny. There is absolutely zero risk to you. Start your diesel emissions claim Scotland here. And don't worry if you're unsure about proceeding, as all inquiries are made without obligation.




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