Our legal panel believes diesel vehicles manufactured between 2008-2018 could be eligible.
Fiat Diesel Emission Claims
If you owned a Fiat vehicle between 2008 and 2018, you may be eligible for diesel emissions compensation. Our dedicated panel of Fiat diesel emissions solicitors are here to guide you through the claims process and fight for the compensation you deserve.
Fiat has joined the growing list of car manufacturers under investigation for alleged diesel emission test cheating. The panel of solicitors at ClaimExperts.co.uk strongly believe that Fiat have potentially deceived their customers regarding their emissions levels.
It is our mission to ensure that Fiat owners in the UK receive the compensation they deserve for this potential misconduct.
If you wish to join the thousands of individuals expressing their interest in pursuing a Fiat claim for compensation related to dieselgate, we encourage you to complete our quick and simple eligibility checker form today.
It only takes a couple of minutes and you will be put in contact right away with our panel of Fiat diesel emissions solicitors.
What Is The Fiat Diesel Emissions Scandal?
The Fiat Diesel Emissions Scandal revolves around Fiat, a major car manufacturer, being accused of engaging in deceptive practices during emissions tests for their diesel vehicles.
The company is alleged to have employed special software, known as "defeat devices," to manipulate the test results and make their cars appear cleaner than they actually are.
Fiat made big news back in July 2020 when authorities from Germany, Italy, and Switzerland conducted surprise searches at their offices. The reason behind these searches was the allegation that some of Fiat's engines were emitting harmful levels of pollutants, breaking the rules.
Now, Fiat is facing a massive lawsuit worth £5 billion over accusations of using "defeat devices" in their vehicles. These devices are designed to trick emissions tests and make the cars appear cleaner than they actually are. It's estimated that nearly half a million vehicles in England and Wales, produced by the group that owns Fiat, called Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), may be affected.
In the United States, Fiat and FCA (their parent company) reached a settlement agreement worth £614 million in 2019. The US Justice Department accused them of using illegal software that manipulated emissions test results.
The Environmental Impact
NOx contributes to various respiratory diseases, cancer, acid rain and smog. Pollution from cars is the biggest contributor to NOx in our air.
Air pollution is estimated to cause up to 36,000 premature deaths in the UK each year.
The WHO estimated that in 2016, 600,000 children died from acute lower respiratory infections caused by polluted air.
Affect on Crops
High levels of nitrogen dioxide are harmful to vegetation - damaging foliage, decreasing growth or reducing crop yields.
What Does The Fiat Diesel Claim Relate To?
The claim that our team of Fiat emission solicitors will aim to pursue is similar to cases filed worldwide. It revolves around the allegation that Fiat may have misled their customers in the UK regarding their diesel emissions.
There are reports indicating that the fuel efficiency of these "dirty diesels" might have been impacted, meaning that Fiat owners could have experienced lower miles-per-gallon than what was originally advertised.
The potential damages in this claim could include compensation for any decrease in the value of the vehicles following the dieselgate scandal, as well as general compensation for any grievances caused.
Our panel of Fiat Emissions solicitors will consider various aspects of the case, including:
- Assessing whether there was a breach of contract by the dealership.
- Evaluating the possibility of a breach of contract by the manufacturer or financier.
- Investigating whether there was a violation of the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008.
- Exploring the option of a claim based on deceit against Fiat.
Why Should I File My Fiat Diesel Claim?
The ClaimExperts.co.uk’s team often hears the question, "Why should I care?" It's important to consider not only the compensation you deserve but also the responsibility of holding large car manufacturers like Fiat accountable.
If Fiat is found guilty, it means they intentionally deceived people about the harmful emissions from their diesel vehicles in order to make more money. This deception has led to a higher level of NOx pollution in the UK than initially believed.
Here are some additional reasons to consider filing a claim against Fiat for their possible false information regarding diesel emissions:
- Potential decrease in the market value of your car.
- Nitrogen oxide (NOx) is harmful to children, adults, and the environment, and can even cause premature death.
- The performance of Fiat vehicles may have been affected over an extended period of time.
- Fiat customers may have faced higher fuel expenses and maintenance costs.
- Holding large corporations accountable for their potential deception is crucial.
By taking action, you not only seek the compensation you deserve but also play a part in ensuring transparency and honesty from major companies like Fiat.
What Are Fiat Defeat Devices?
Fiat is accused of installing "defeat devices" in their vehicles, which are software programs designed to manipulate emission results during regulatory tests.
These devices potentially enable Fiat vehicles to pass strict laboratory tests by reducing emission levels artificially.
However, outside of testing conditions, these vehicles may emit pollutants significantly exceeding legal limits. The use of defeat devices is a violation of emission regulations and represents a breach of trust with consumers.
Which Fiat Models Are Affected By The Diesel Emissions Scandal?
The Fiat Diesel Claim is currently under investigation, and the list of potentially affected models and manufacturing years is continuously being updated. Our panel are initially looking for vehicles that are:
- Diesel Engine
- Manufactured Between January 2008 – December 2018
As our panel's investigations progress, our panel will provide updates to clients. If you suspect that your Fiat model might be affected, you can check eligibility today.
How much compensation can I receive for a Fiat Emissions Claim?
Our panel of Fiat emissions solicitors are confident that you may be eligible to claim up to 75% of the value of your vehicle. It's important to note that such claims are still relatively new in the UK. However, similar claims against Volkswagen in the USA and Germany have resulted in owners receiving significant compensation amounts.
Over £100m has already been paid in compensation for Diesel Emission Claims in the UK.
If you owned multiple Fiat diesel vehicles between the years 2008 and 2018, you have the option to file separate claims for each vehicle.
How Can ClaimExperts Help With My Fiat Diesel Claim?
You can begin your Fiat emissions claim with our team of expert Fiat diesel solicitors under a No Win, No Fee arrangement.
The ClaimExperts.co.uk panel represents UK residents who suspect they have been impacted by the Fiat dieselgate scandal.
We are committed to fighting for their right to receive compensation for Fiat’s potential deception in selling vehicles that did not meet advertised standards.
If it is deemed that Fiat acted unlawfully, we believe it is hugely concerning that they have contributed to increased NOx emissions in the UK. This toxic gas can have adverse effects on both our health and the environment.
Our experienced legal panel will guide you through the claim process, explaining each step in clear and simple language. Here's why you can trust our services:
- Our panel operates on a No Win, No Fee basis
- No Upfront payments
- Panel are fully SRA-Regulated
- We communicate with you using clear and straightforward English.
- In the event of a successful case outcome, our panel offers fair and competitive legal rates.
The claim against Fiat is now open, and you can start your claim by visiting our dedicated website, Emissions.co.uk.
No, currently only diesel vehicles are eligible.
Deadlines will apply to different manufacturer claims. The Volkswagen claim, for example, is now finished. We recommend getting in touch with our legal panel as soon as possible to avoid missing out.
This sort of Group Litigation action is unlike usual personal claims. This sort of claim can take months, if not years. The Volkswagen claim finished in 2022 after 4 years of litigation. We hope now that precedent has been set it could be much quicker than this. Our panel will keep you updated throughout the case.
Yes, you can claim for more than one affected vehicle. You will need to complete the enquiry form more than once.
Our legal panel bring their claims on a No Win, No Fee basis. This means there is no upfront cost. If the case is successful, you will pay the panel from the compensation you are awarded. This success fee varies, but can be up to 50%+VAT.
These claims are rather complex because we have to prove the employee has suffered a loss or made payments towards the vehicle. Our panel also need to ensure that the company who the claimant leased the vehicle from is not making a claim for the same vehicle, as we cannot have two claims being brought forward for the same time period and vehicle.
In short, if you can prove you have made a payment towards the company car or have any documents connecting your name to the vehicle reg/VIN, then our legal panel are willing to move forward with it. If you have no evidence they cannot do anything with it unfortunately.
We also encourage Fleet Vehicle owners to contact us directly to see how we can upload bulk vehicles all at once. Please contact email@example.com.
The vehicle in question must have been purchased in England or Wales.
Yes, you are able to claim whether your vehicle was bought new or second hand.
No, and we expect all manufacturers to deny wrongdoing and fight the case. Volkswagen denied wrongdoing and still compensated their customers.
A group litigation order (or GLO) is an order of a court in England and Wales, which permits a number of claims which relate to common issues to be managed collectively.
ClaimExperts.co.uk provide comprehensive claim guides and help you connect with expert legal firms across the UK. We have built a legal panel that specialises in various claims, including diesel emissions claims. Once you provide your details we will pass you onto the most appropriate legal panel member, an SRA-regulated law firm, who will then handle the case.
Currently out legal panel are only accepting claims of those who bought their vehicle in England and Wales.
However, if you did buy your vehicle in England and Wales, you can currently live in Scotland and still claim.
Yes, if the vehicle in question meets all other criteria, you are able to claim for mobility vehicles.
No, unfortunately our legal panel do not take on claimants who have signed up with another solicitor.
Yes, over £100m has been claimed by claimants in England and Wales.
We understand that with the rise of fraudulent schemes and scams, many may be sceptical. However, diesel emission claims stem from a real, well-documented scandal that affected millions of car owners worldwide.
These claims have already been paid out in England and Wales, and our legal panel are all fully regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
Yes, you have a 14-day cooling off period in which you can cancel your claim. Cancelation after this will be covered in the agreement you are given before you sign up.
You can verify your claim by using our free-to-use emissions claim checker. You can use this here.
Generally speaking, no. Navigating the diesel emission legal processes is intricate, requiring the insights of technical experts to determine the facts. Attempting to file a claim on your own could result in expenses that surpass any potential compensation. Additionally, there is the risk of being responsible for the opposing party's legal fees.
We are happy to provide more information on this point if you require it.
Yes, even if you no longer possess the vehicle, you may still be eligible to make a claim. The basis for the claim is tied to the ownership period when the alleged misconduct occurred. These dates are between 2008-2018.
Yes, you can claim if you bought your car with cash, financed the car, or had the car on lease. Our legal panel will simply require some kind of evidence of ownership between 2008-2018.
Your Vehicle Not Eligible?
We may still be able to help you, even if your vehicle isn't eligible for a diesel emission claim. If you took out car finance for your vehicle, you may be eligible for a Mis-Sold PCP Claim.
If you have had a car finance agreement between 2014-2019 you may be eligible to claim thousands. Visit our sister website Undisclosed.co.uk to find out more.
The FCA has found that commission was paid on 95% of UK car finance PCP agreements. If you were not informed about this commission or the finance deal wasn’t right for you, you could be owed thousands in mis-sold car finance compensation.
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