Make a claim with Thompsons Solicitors in Scotland
If you owned a Hyundai diesel car between 2009 and 2020, you may have been driving a vehicle fitted with an illegal defeat device and may be able to claim compensation with Thompsons.
Defeat devices have been used by diesel car manufacturers to cheat emissions tests. The device can detect when the vehicle is being tested and then alter the engine performance so it does not emit as much nitrogen oxide as it would in everyday driving situations.
Hyundai is only one of the many manufacturers that have used such a device. Our solicitors have so far helped thousands of clients who have been misled over their vehicle’s emissions.
You can find out if your vehicle is affected by the scandal. Simply follow the link below and enter your vehicle’s registration number.
Hyundai diesel vehicle claims
Hyundai, a South Korean manufacturer, and its affiliate company Kia have been involved in the emissions scandal for some time. In 2014, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reportedly fined Hyundai and Kia $100 million for misleading their customers over fuel economy and emissions. Instead of publishing the average results from their carbon emissions tests, the carmakers published only the optimum results, leading consumers to believe that their cars were far more eco-friendly than they were.
In 2022, German authorities raided eight properties in Germany and Luxembourg belonging to Hyundai and Kia in connection to their alleged use of defeat devices. It is believed that Hyundai and Kia put approximately 210,000 vehicles fitted with the illegal devices on the road and sold these cars up until 2020.
Which Hyundai models could be affected?
Models believed to contain defeat devices include the ix35 and the i20. In 2015, Europe’s largest motoring organisation, the ADAC, conducted research in which it compared several vehicles’ results in two different tests: the existing EU test – the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) – and the WLTC (Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Cycles), which more accurately represents real-life driving conditions. It was found that the Hyundai i20 produced six times more nitrogen oxide in the WLTC than it did in the NEDC.
However, it is possible that any Hyundai vehicle manufactured between 2009 and 2020 may have the technology, and the many drivers whom Hyundai misled deserve compensation.
Start your Hyundai diesel emissions claim today
You can find out immediately if you can make a diesel emissions claim with Thompsons. To check whether your Hyundai vehicle is eligible, simply use our Registration Checker Tool. You need your GB registration number and the approximate date on which you owned, leased, or financed the vehicle.
We will tell you if your Hyundai car or van is eligible and, if it is, we will guide you through the claims process.
Click the button below.