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Diesel car owners from Scotland may be entitled to compensation after defeat devices were added to diesel vehicles so they could cheat emissions standard tests.

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Make Your Diesel Emissions Claim Scotland Today

No-win, No-fee claims

Diesel car owners from Scotland may be entitled to compensation after defeat devices were added to diesel vehicles so they could cheat emissions standard tests.

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Diesel Claims Scotland: Background

Was your vehicle affected by the diesel scandal? If you’re a car owner currently residing in Scotland, you might be aware of the diesel emission scandal that shocked the automotive industry globally, including the UK.

This issue involves the discovery of illegal cheat software used by giant car manufacturers. Their scheme for cheating emissions tests and getting around EU emissions regulations left countless drivers feeling frustrated and misled. The good news is, if you think your diesel car is an affected vehicle, you have the right to seek compensation.

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What is the Diesel Emissions Scandal?

The diesel emissions issue is one of the automotive industry’s most controversial episodes affecting hundreds of thousands of diesel vehicle owners. It had a significant impact on the environment, public health, and the industry itself.

In 2015, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) accused Volkswagen of cheating on emissions tests by deploying software that could identify when a unit was being tested and adjust emissions accordingly. This effectively allowed diesel cars to bypass legal European emission limits by appearing as though they were emitting less than they truly were.

The tests revealed that many diesel vehicles manufactured between 2009 and 2020 were producing much higher levels of nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions on the road than in laboratory tests – meaning multiple vehicles had manipulated air pollution tests to hide how much NOx cars emitted.

This led to a series of investigations, lawsuits, and recalls across the globe. Governments and consumers sought to hold manufacturers accountable for the harmful effects of these vehicle’s emission levels on the environment and public health.

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What Is the Legal Basis for Diesel Emissions Claims in the UK?

In the UK, the basis for diesel emissions claims lies in consumer protection laws. The Consumer Rights Act 2015 and the Sale of Goods Act 1979 are among the regulations that apply in this context. These laws give consumers certain rights and protections when purchasing goods, including vehicles.

One of the key provisions of the Consumer Rights Act 2015 is that goods must be of satisfactory quality, fit for their intended purpose, and must match the description given by the seller.

If a vehicle is found to emit high levels of NOx, it could be argued that it does not meet these standards and that the consumer has a right to claim repair, replacement, compensation, and such.

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Am I Eligible for a Diesel Emissions Claim in Scotland?

To determine your eligibility for a diesel emissions claim in Scotland, you may need to provide the following information and documents:

 

Purchase Invoice

A copy of your purchase invoice from the dealer is essential in establishing your eligibility for a compensation claim.

Finance Agreements

If you took out a loan to purchase your vehicle, you must provide paperwork detailing the finance agreement.

Lease Agreements

If you got your vehicle through a lease agreement, you would need to provide details of the lease.

Vehicle Order Form

If you ordered your vehicle directly from the manufacturer, you would need to provide a copy of the vehicle order form.

Salary Sacrifice Agreement

If you got your vehicle through a salary sacrifice agreement with your employer, you would need to provide details of the contract.

Will

If you inherited the vehicle, you need to provide a copy of the will, showing the date of inheritance and the vehicle model.

V5C

The V5C, or information about the registered keeper, is essential in determining your eligibility for a compensation claim.

Car Insurance Details

You need to provide details of your car insurance, including the date of the policy and the vehicle model. This information will confirm your ownership of the vehicle.

Vehicles Registration Number

In order to check if the vehicle is affected and determine whether or not you have a claim. 

*If you have multiple vehicles affected by the scandal, then you will need this information for each vehicle affected.

If you believe you are eligible for compensation, it’s best to seek legal advice from a solicitor or legal expert. We can put you in touch with a claims expert who can help you navigate the compensation process and ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to.

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Which Vehicles Were Affected?

If your vehicle is from one of the car makers below and was a diesel vehicle registered between 2009 and 2020, then your vehicle may be one of the thousands of vehicles affected. Exactly how many vehicles are affected is still unknown, but if your diesel car was registered between 2009 and 2020 and belonged to any of the car manufacturers below, then it could be worth your while to check if you have a claim:


Among other major car manufacturers. Check if you have a claim today.

Why Should I Pursue a Diesel Emissions Claim for Compensation?

The diesel emissions scandal has affected millions of vehicle owners across the UK, and many of them may be eligible for compensation. While pursuing compensation can seem like a daunting process, it’s important to understand the benefits that come with it.

Now, let’s look at the reasons why pursuing compensation for a diesel emissions claim is worth it.

Protecting the Environment 

The diesel emissions scandal has impacted the environment significantly, and pursuing compensation can help address this issue. By taking action to protect the environment, you can reduce harmful emissions and promote a more sustainable future.

Get Your Money Back 

The primary benefit of pursuing compensation is financial reimbursement. If your vehicle was affected by the diesel emissions scandal, you might be entitled to a payout to cover the loss in value of your vehicle, or the additional cost involved of running that vehicle since any ‘fix’ was applied by the manufacturer – which often ended in cars performing worse in terms of fuel efficiency.

Take Care of Your Health 

While the long-term effects of diesel emissions are still being studied, it’s clear that exposure to diesel fumes can have serious health consequences, including respiratory problems and heart disease.

Pursuing a Scotland diesel emissions claim for affected vehicles can help raise awareness about diesel emissions’ health risks. Remember, prevention is always better than cure.

Promote Accountability in Business 

Seeking redress and compensation sends a clear message to vehicle manufacturers that they cannot get away with the sort of deceptive practices that could harm consumers. Taking a stand against harmful practices can help promote a corporate responsibility culture.

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What Compensation Can You Expect From A Diesel Claim?

A No win, No fee claim is exactly as it sounds; you won’t pay a law firm anything towards the legal costs unless your diesel claim is successful. There is nothing to pay upfront for starting your claim and you are only expected to cover the legal costs with a percentage from your compensation amount. This percentage amount will be agreed from the outset.



Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to claim and get compensated:

Step 1: Gather Your Documentation

Gather all the necessary documentation. You may refer to the previous section of this article as a guide. These documents and information will determine if you have a valid claim.

Step 2: Seek Legal Advice

It’s essential to seek legal advice from a specialist in diesel emissions claims, as this can greatly increase your chances of success.

A specialist claims lawyer, such as one of the experts we can introduce you to, can help you understand your rights, handle the claims process, and negotiate with the manufacturer on your behalf.

Step 3: Make a Formal Complaint

If you have a valid claim, the next step is to make a formal complaint to the manufacturer. Your lawyer can do this for you.

It’s essential that the manufacturer’s complaint procedure is followed and you provide all the necessary documentation to your legal representative to support your claim.

Step 4: Wait for a Response

Once you have made your formal complaint, the manufacturer has a set amount of time to respond. Your claims lawyer will inform you of your claim’s progress and help you understand the manufacturer’s response.

Step 5: Consider Your Options

If the manufacturer agrees to compensate you, your claims lawyer will help you understand the compensation offer and advise you on whether it is fair and reasonable.

If the manufacturer does not agree to compensate you, or if the request is not acceptable and reasonable, your lawyer can advise you on your options, including taking legal action often as a part of a group action.

All things considered, filing a diesel vehicle claim may seem like a lot of work, but with the right support from a claims specialist, the process can be stress-free.

So, if you believe you have a valid diesel emissions claim, we strongly recommend that you let us put you in touch with the legal advice you need and get the diesel emissions compensation you deserve!

Cars purchased in Scotland can’t be part of the class action against named vehicle manufacturers that are already underway in other parts of the UK. Group proceedings in the Scottish Courts are separate to those in England, Wales or Northern Ireland.

Other parts of the UK, and indeed the world, have moved forwards at a quicker rate than Scotland for one simple reason: car owners in Scotland could not previously file group emissions claims against manufacturers because there was no legal framework for them to do so. Group action in Scotland was only introduced to the Scottish courts in 2020.

Now that the framework is in place, more Scottish car owners who’ve been affected by the scandal can file a claim and seek compensation.

We’ll put you in contact with claim experts to ensure you get the justice you deserve. 

A No win, No fee claim is exactly as it sounds; you won’t pay a law firm anything towards the legal costs unless your diesel claim is successful. There is nothing to pay upfront for starting your claim and you are only expected to cover the legal costs with a percentage from your compensation amount. This percentage amount will be agreed from the outset.