Collective action

Vauxhall emissions scandal

We’ve investigated a collective action against Vauxhall over allegations that software designed to cheat emissions tests was installed into certain diesel vehicles. Having concluded our investigations, we’re no longer accepting registrations of interest for this claim.

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What has Vauxhall done?

Vauxhall is the latest car manufacturer to be caught up in the Dieselgate scandal after the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) found software designed to cheat emissions tests in certain Vauxhall diesel models. The regulator has ordered the carmaker to recall several of its models.

The KBA has found that cheating software, commonly referred to as a defeat device, was installed into diesel engines to limit emissions readings during vehicle emissions testing thereby misrepresenting the actual emissions during real-world driving. The nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions of the engines as a result didn’t comply with EU regulatory requirements.

NOx is a harmful combination of nitrogen oxide and nitrogen dioxide, both of which are pollutants associated with, amongst other things acid rain, global warming and respiratory conditions, such as childhood asthma.

There’s a very real possibility that owners have overpaid for vehicles which don’t comply with emissions regulations and that now need to be fixed.

It may also be the case, for vehicles which have already been fixed, that the fix itself has a negative impact on the fuel consumption and performance.

Please note: We're no longer accepting registrations of interest for this claim.

What if I own an affected vehicle?

If you believe you have an affected vehicle, we’d advise you to seek representation urgently as some claims may have a limitation date, which means if your claim is not issued on time any compensation you may be entitled to could be affected. Several other law firms are still accepting registrations for claims against Vauxhall. Alternatively, contact the Law Society who may be able to help you find a solicitor.

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