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Nissan Diesel Emission Claims

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Nissan owners may be entitled to compensation after defeat devices were added to diesel vehicles to enable them to cheat emissions standards tests.

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Nissan Diesel Emission Claims

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

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Background to diesel emissions claims

In 2015, Volkswagen were the first manufacturer to be accused in the diesel emissions scandal having attempted to cheat compliance when it came to the emissions limits of their vehicles. 

By allegedly installing defeat device software in their cars that detected the onset of these emissions tests, this then kicked in to decrease the registered emission values, so the vehicles appeared to comply with EU emissions regulations. In reality, the emissions produced in real world driving conditions were much higher than detected and the company ended up having to pay billions in settlement arrangements, in what became known as “Dieselgate”.

Around the same time, various other manufacturers, including Nissan demonstrated similar shortcomings with their diesel emissions. Currently, there’s a Nissan Diesel claim that you could be part of if you owned or leased a diesel vehicle in the period in question. Read on to find out if you qualify to make a Nissan diesel claim.

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How Was the Diesel Emissions Scandal Revealed?

Official governmental authorities are currently investigating tens of car brands over the diesel deception devices in their vehicles. Millions of cars are certifiably non-compliant, so the manufacturers are subject to a class action with diesel claims from affected consumers.

Nissan-Renault is one of several car brands under scrutiny. The list also includes big names vehicle manufacturers like Mercedes Benz, Ford, Jaguar, Hyundai, Land Rover, Peugeot, and Porsche. The diesel models produced in the critical period from 2009 to 2020 have the highest defect and recall rates.

These cars mostly failed to comply with the Euro 6/VI vehicle emission standards. Instead of implementing major changes in their vehicle designs, these manufacturers resorted to installing a “deception device” that decreased the measured emissions to a hundredth or less of their actual values. 

The manufacturers explained that reaching the emissions would require major changes in the vehicle designs. This is often a time-intensive process that’s also costly and complicated.

Nissan, and the other G-20 manufacturers, are responsible for the sales of 90% of the cars in Europe. When they fail to comply, this translates to a huge number of defective cars and millions of affected consumers that should demand financial reimbursement.

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How Much Compensation Chould You Expect to Get From the Claim

Many car owners had to change the faulty emission measuring devices in their cars as a result of the Nissan emissions scandal. Additionally, they had to augment their engines with costly parts to comply with environmental regulations.

Some diesel car owners may have acquired respiratory conditions over time from exposure to excessive exhaust fumes, and particularly harmful nitrogen oxides (or NOx emissions) from their vehicles. This includes conditions such as asthma and chronic bronchitis. These people could have suffered a significant financial burden as well as health damage. It’s hard to place a specific figure on the compensation Nissan owners might expect for the loss of time, money, or health due to the use of a defeat device in their vehicles. However, these claims often provide fair reimbursement and compensation.

Previous litigation of similar claims concluded in granting vehicle consumers large sums of compensation. In some cases, car owners received up to £10,000. The amounts vary depending on the actual and provable incurred damages from possession of a particular vehicle.

Finally, the law firm handling your claim will only deduct their fees from the compensation. The percentage they receive isn’t arbitrary, instead it’s part of a signed contract that both parties agree on from the outset.

How Much Compensation Should You Expect to Get From the Claim

Many car owners had to change the faulty emission measuring devices in their cars. Additionally, they had to augment their engines with costly parts to comply with environmental regulations.

Other car owners may have acquired respiratory conditions over time from the constant exposure to excessive exhaust fumes, and particularly harmful nitrogen oxides (or NOx emissions) from their vehicles. This includes asthma and chronic bronchitis.
These people could have suffered from significant financial burdens and health damage. It’s hard to place a specific figure as compensation for the loss of time, money, or health. However, these claims often provide fair reimbursement and compensation.

Previous litigation of similar claims concluded in granting vehicle consumers large sums of compensation. In some cases, car owners received up to £10,000. The amounts vary depending on the actual and provable incurred damages.

Finally, the law firm handling your claim will only deduct their fees from the compensation. The percentage they receive isn’t arbitrary. It’s part of a signed contract that both parties agree on from the outset.

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How Much Does It Cost to Make a Claim?

Most claims solicitors have an arrangement that means it won’t cost applicants a single penny to make Nissan diesel emissions claims. The solicitors we introduce you to operate under a ‘No win, No fee’ agreement, meaning that their clients get free consultations and free assistance with presenting their diesel claim.

Legal fees are only payable in the event of a successful claim. Percentages are usually around 25-35% of the claim compensation awarded sum.

Most legal companies offer their clients a 14-day introspection period. During this time, the clients can change their minds without having to pay any extra fees. However, once this grace period ends, terminating the agreement often comes at a cost.

It’s worth noting that the no win, no fee model doesn’t apply in all geographic locations in the UK, nor is it compulsory for all legal offices handling diesel vehicle cases. In England and Wales, some offices propose that service, and so far this has encouraged many vehicle owners in seeking compensation against Nissan for emissions cheating.

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How Long Do Car Emissions Claims Take?

There are two possibilities when it comes to litigation time for diesel claims. Some diesel emissions claims can take a few months, and others could drag on for much longer.

Usually, the vehicle manufacturer decides to settle the case out of court. This minimises the negative publicity that often comes with such high-profile issues, like an emissions scandal. In such cases, the consumers can receive their compensation within a relatively short time from the start of litigation.

Some car producers prefer taking the harder route and opt for going to court. Presenting a class action claim can take a while till all the documents are vetted, investigated, and accepted. However, there are already solid precedents, as in the Volkswagen case, which could facilitate and reduce litigation time.

Nissan Diesel Claims FAQs

Answers to some of the common questions our clients ask us

Is your vehicle included in the diesel claim against Nissan?

If you’ve bought or leased a Nissan Diesel vehicle between 2009 and 2018, there’s a good chance that you’re eligible for joining the claim against Nissan.

You can check with Diesel Emissions Claims to verify whether or not your car is likely to have had its environmental performance affected by a deception device. It’s just a click on a button that takes seconds, then you can find out whether you have a valid claim.

So far, officials have found faulty emissions controls devices in Nissan diesel vehicles only. The investigations have demonstrated that attempts to cheat emissions tests have led to emissions values that are too high in significant numbers of diesel cars.

Non-compliance with environmental codes standards results in penalising the specific models that fail the tests. Nissan petrol vehicles aren’t under similar scrutiny and so the current Nissan claim doesn’t include petrol models.

Several car users can apply for a claim, besides private owners. It doesn’t make a difference whether you purchased or leased a Nissan diesel vehicle from the defective models.

Additionally, you can also apply for a claim if you registered your car through a sole trader business, a partnership, a car finance program, or a leasing agreement from your company. The same applies to second-hand vehicle owners.

There are some special cases you should also be aware of. If you got your Nissan through a Motability Scheme you’re still eligible for filing a claim.

The only exception of indirect ownership eligibility is if you used a limited company to purchase a Nissan Diesel. In this case, the vehicle belongs to the company, not to an individual.

There’s a geographic exception as well. Cars purchased in Scotland and Northern Ireland can’t be part of the class action against Nissan Diesel vehicles in England (or Wales). The rules apply to cars bought or leased within England, regardless of the owner’s residence.

Other forms of proper ownership include being gifted a Nissan diesel vehicle, inheriting it, still paying installments on the vehicle, or having sold the car already. As long as you can prove that you used the car under defective conditions, you can file a claim.

Some people show a certain loyalty to a particular car or brand, and so they can often own or lease various models from the same manufacturer. If you have previously owned, leased, and are currently driving a Nissan diesel vehicle, then it is possible you could have had several affected vehicles and therefore be able to make multiple claims.

There’s no limit on the number of cars per individual. If all cars are eligible, in terms of their model number, date of manufacturing, and purchasing details, then they can all be included in the class action.

The probability of this outcome is rather low, but still, it’s worth examining. In case the claim is rejected, the applicants don’t have any obligation to pay any fees. They should also be immune from paying the legal fees on behalf of Nissan. The legal offices arrange for an insurance agreement that protects their clients from this contingency.

Claim applicants are thus in no danger to incur any extra costs in litigation fees.

The legal office handling your diesel emissions claim application would perform the necessary investigation regarding your ownership, and whether or not your vehicle qualifies. As soon as they reach a verdict regarding your claim, they’d notify you right away.

Even though these procedures are costly, you wouldn’t have to pay a penny whether your vehicle qualifies you for compensation or not. This is part of the no win, no fee agreement.

Nissan and various other car manufacturers tried in emissions tests to override the environmental standards that regulate vehicle emissions. Instead of designing more eco-friendly vehicles, they resorted to interfering with the emission-measurement devices.

It’s understandable that car producers couldn’t come up with diesel engines that fully comply with the relevant laws, and still have a reasonable price. However, the stealthy emissions clearly pose health threats to drivers, pedestrians, and the environment as a whole.

Customers should hold these corporations accountable for the deceit and alleged breach of consumer protection laws. So if you have a Nissan diesel model, produced between 2009 and 2018, then you should explore the possibility of joining the diesel emissions claim against Nissan.

A Nissan emission claim requires proof of ownership, in addition to presenting any other relevant documents. For example, evidence of damages you’ve suffered as a result of using the affected vehicle.

At a minimum, diesel vehicle owners need to present the following documents to make claims.

  • An invoice showing the car dealership, manufacturing date, date of transaction, and plate number.
  • Vehicle leasing/purchasing/financial agreement papers.
  • Selling documentation, if you’ve already sold your diesel Nissan vehicle.
  • Inheritance or gift agreement details for the vehicle.
  • Car registration and insurance documents.
  • Garage reports if you had to change defective parts.
  • Hospitalisation/medical reports showing relevant health conditions.

 

You might need to acquire/present other documents depending on the requirements of litigation. In such cases, the solicitors would inform you what these papers are and how to procure them.

You might need to fill out some forms related to the class action. You’d also get the needed assistance to complete these papers.