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

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Volvo Diesel Emission Claims

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

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What is the Volvo diesel emissions scandal?

In 2015, news of the ‘dieselgate’ scandal broke. Numerous investigations found that multiple car manufacturers, including Volvo, may have misled their customers who purchased diesel vehicles that were manufactured between 2008 and 2018. During these investigations, it came to light that car manufacturers had installed defeat devices in their diesel cars and vehicles to manipulate emissions tests.

Although affected vehicles passed lab tests regarding emissions, when placed in real-world driving conditions, some vehicles were found to be emitting up to 14 times more nitrogen oxide (NOx) than the legal limit.

Regarding Volvo specifically, during the height of the ‘dieselgate’ scandal in 2015 The Guardian obtained information that suggested specific Volvo diesel engines were emitting higher levels of emissions compared to the legal limit. Similar to other car manufacturers, these increased levels of emissions were seen in real-world driving scenarios, indicating that Volvo may have installed defeat devices in their diesel cars.

In 2016, Volvo was invited to take part in an investigation into the scandal led by the European Commission. During the investigation process, Volvo admitted that they had installed thermal windows in certain diesel vehicles. However, the car company argued that they did so legally in order to protect engines against “damage or accident and for safe operation of the vehicle.”

But the European Court of Justice argued that the law regarding thermal window devices relates to protecting the engine against “sudden and exceptional damage” rather than long-term degradation damage. In 2022, the European Court of Justice went on to rule that thermal windows are an illegal defeat device.

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What is a thermal window defeat device?

The installation of thermal window devices in car manufacturing is a bit of a grey area. It is perfectly legal to install the device, as it prevents rust and decay damage as well as the buildup of condensation within a vehicle’s engine. However, thermal windows can also be used to hide the true extent of how polluting a diesel engine can be.

Thermal windows can be used to manipulate emissions tests as the software can switch off the exhaust gas purification system in specific instances. If the vehicle is operating when the temperature outside is not between the 15-33 C° range, or if the car is being driven above 1000 metres altitude, the gas purification system will be switched off. This will result in exhaust gases being emitted unfiltered.

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Why should I make a diesel emissions claim?

There are a host of reasons why you should consider making your Volvo diesel emissions claim. These are:

Why should I make a diesel emissions claim?

There are a host of reasons why you should consider making your Volvo diesel emissions claim. These are:

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Am I eligible to make a Volvo diesel emissions claim?

If you have bought, leased, or financed a Volvo diesel vehicle in England or Wales that was manufactured between the years of 2008 to 2018, you may be eligible for compensation. While investigations and research around the affected engines and models is still ongoing, a selection of specific models have already been identified as being affected. These include:

 

  • Volvo XC60
  • Volvo S60 D4
  • Volvo V60 Cross Country D3

 

However, if your Volvo model is not one of those listed above but was still produced during the affected time frame, you may still be eligible for compensation.

Due to the relatively new nature of these claims, there is currently no standardised amount of compensation that you may receive if your claim is successful. However, up to £100m has been paid out in compensation in England and Wales, with over 100,000 diesel emissions claims already settled in the UK. Additionally, in other successful cases, affected customers have received between 25-75% of their vehicle’s value in compensation for their diesel claim.

Similar to the amount of compensation you may receive, there is also no standardised length of time of litigation for these cases. Previous diesel emissions claims have taken either months or years to be decided. The time frame that you may experience typically depends on the car manufacturer’s (in this case Volvo’s) willingness to admit to any wrongdoing. If you choose to go ahead with your diesel claim, the best-case scenario (time-wise) is that the car manufacturer opts to settle outside of court.

If you are under the impression there may be multiple circumstances that may impact your ability to make a claim, then let us reassure you. Here are a variety of the most common circumstances that you may believe could affect your ability to make a successful claim:


  • Can you make multiple Volvo diesel claims? Yes. If you have owned/leased/financed multiple Volvo diesel vehicles that were manufactured during the affected time frame, then you can make multiple diesel claims. However, you will need to provide proof of ownership for each impacted vehicle.
  • I received my Volvo vehicle as a gift, can I still make a claim? As long as you can prove your ownership of the affected vehicle, you can still make a claim. For example, if you inherited your Volvo vehicle, a copy of the Will proving your inheritance will suffice.

Can I still make a claim if I no longer have possession of the vehicle? If you no longer own/lease/finance your previous Volvo vehicle, but can prove previous ownership of an affected vehicle then you can still make a claim. However, you will also have to provide documentation related to the sale of the vehicle.

We can put you in touch with our recommended law firm who will take on your case on a “no win, no fee” basis. If your case is unsuccessful you would not need to pay any legal fees, and you also would not need to pay any upfront legal costs. However, if your case were to be successful, then you would be required to pay legal costs out of the compensation you receive.

If you are looking to make the next step regarding your Volvo diesel emissions claim, then simply fill out our 2-minute claim application. After reviewing your application, we can confirm whether you are eligible to make a claim. We will then follow up with you regarding the next steps that need to be taken. Alternatively, we can also put you in contact with our recommended legal claims solicitors who specialise in these kinds of cases. All that you would need to do is produce the required documentation.