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Make a BMW claim with Thompsons Solicitors in Scotland

As BMW used defeat devices to cheat emissions tests, you may be eligible to claim compensation if you bought a BMW vehicle between 2009 and 2020. The German manufacturer is just one of the companies that have used these illegal devices to mislead consumers about its vehicles’ engine performance and nitrogen oxide emissions. 

Thompsons has already helped many diesel vehicle owners claim compensation, and now our solicitors are ready to help you if you’ve owned a BMW vehicle affected by the emissions scandal. You can check if your specific BMW vehicle is eligible for a claim by using our BMW claim checker with the registration number. Rest assured, our team is dedicated to assisting with your BMW diesel claim in Scotland promptly and effectively.

You can check if your specific BMW vehicle is eligible for a claim by checking the registration number.

BMW diesel claim in Scotland

The ‘Dieselgate’ scandal began with Volkswagen Group in 2015, when it was discovered that VW was using software that could change the level of nitrogen oxide in a vehicle’s emissions during testing. It wasn’t long before the whole automobile industry was under scrutiny, and investigators suspected that many other manufacturers, including BMW, were using the software. 

In 2018, German authorities raided BMW’s headquarters in Munich and Austria after they discovered that several models were emitting far higher levels of nitrogen oxide than what was recorded in laboratory tests. The company admitted to ‘mistakenly’ allocating the software to some of their diesel models and recalled 11,700 diesel cars. At the time of the recall, BMW released a statement: “The BMW Group realised that a correctly developed software module had been allocated in error to models for which it was not suited.” 

It then promised to update the recalled vehicles with corrected software “as soon as it has been approved by the relevant authorities." Our legal experts at Thompsons Solicitors are prepared to assist you with your BMW diesel claim in Scotland. If you believe you're entitled to compensation for your BMW claims, don't hesitate to reach out to us for guidance and support.

About Germany’s emissions cartel

The recall was not BMW’s first emissions-related controversy. In 2017, the European Commission accused Germany’s three largest car manufacturers – BMW, Mercedes-Benz (formerly Daimler), and Volkswagen – of forming a cartel and colluding to limit the development of emissions technology that would have reduced the amount of pollution and made the cars cleaner and safer. These accusations of collusion led to the European Commission fining BMW €373 million ($442 million) and Volkswagen €502 million ($595 million) in 2021. 

Daimler did not receive a fine because it had alerted authorities to the existence of the cartel. Margrethe Vestager, the European Union’s competition commissioner, said, “For over five years, the car manufacturers deliberately avoided to compete on cleaning better than what was required by E.U. emission standards. And they did it despite the relevant technology being available.” 

If you've been affected by BMW diesel claim issues or have concerns regarding your BMW claims, our legal team at Thompsons Solicitors in Scotland is here to provide support and legal assistance.

Which BMW models have defeat devices?

Investigations into which BMW models use the illegal technology are still ongoing, but it is believed that the following models may have defeat devices:

  • BMW M550d
  • BMW X3
  • BMW 750d xDrive
  • BMW 750Ld xDrive
  • BMW 2 Series GT 216d
  • BMW 4 Series 420d
  • BMW 4 Series
  • BMW 5 Series

Start your BMW diesel claim in Scotland today

Find out if you could make a diesel emissions claim for your BMW vehicle by using our Registration Checker tool. All you need is the GB registration number of your BMW vehicle and an approximate date at which you owned, leased or financed the vehicle.

We will tell you immediately whether your BMW vehicle is eligible, and if it is, we will guide you through the claim process.

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