Our legal panel believes diesel vehicles manufactured between 2008-2018 could be eligible.
Ford Diesel Emission Claims
Did you own or lease a Ford Diesel between 2008-2018? You could be owed Ford Emissions Compensation. Find out today whether you are eligible.
If you are a current or former owner of a diesel vehicle manufactured by Ford, you may have been affected by the Ford Diesel Emissions Scandal. This scandal involves allegations of "defeat devices" that manipulated emissions tests, resulting in higher levels of harmful emissions.
In this guide, you will find important information about the scandal, its implications, and how you can file your Ford diesel claim. Take the first step towards holding Ford accountable and securing the compensation you deserve by exploring the details below.
What Is The Ford Diesel Emissions Scandal?
In 2015, extensive research revealed that Ford vehicles potentially emit significantly higher levels of the harmful pollutant nitrogen oxide (NOx) compared to the limits mandated for European tests.
The findings, funded by the Government, indicated that certain Ford engines were emitting toxic fumes up to seven times beyond the legal threshold. NOx is known to contribute to respiratory diseases, cancer, acid rain, and smog.
Since the emergence of the Volkswagen Group Dieselgate scandal in 2015, Ford has attracted attention as increased scrutiny has been directed towards the automotive industry. Currently, our Ford diesel claim legal panel is asserting that owners of Ford vehicles in the UK may be entitled to substantial compensation due to the presence of similar defeat software found in some Ford models.
What Does The Ford Diesel Claim Relate To?
The Ford diesel claim relates to seeking compensation for owners or former owners of diesel vehicles manufactured by Ford.
It also alleges that certain Ford diesel vehicles were equipped with "defeat devices" that manipulated emissions tests. These devices resulted in lower emissions readings during official testing compared to real-world driving conditions.
Customers may have been misled into believing their vehicles were more environmentally friendly and compliant with emissions regulations than they actually were.
The Ford diesel emissions claim aims to hold Ford accountable for potentially misleading customers and violating emissions regulations.
Compensation sought through the claim may cover financial losses, increased fuel and maintenance costs, decreased vehicle value, and potential health risks associated with higher emissions levels.
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 Are Ford Defeat Devices?
Ford defeat devices refer to mechanisms or software that were allegedly installed in certain diesel vehicles manufactured by Ford.
These devices are designed to manipulate the emissions control system during testing, providing false readings that meet regulatory standards.
By doing so, the vehicles can appear to have lower emissions levels during official testing than they do in real-world driving conditions.
The purpose of these defeat devices is to deceive emissions tests and make the vehicles appear more environmentally friendly and compliant with emissions regulations than they actually are.
When the vehicles are not undergoing official testing, the emissions control system may operate differently, resulting in higher levels of harmful pollutants being emitted, such as nitrogen oxide (NOx).
The use of defeat devices is considered unlawful and has been at the centre of various emissions scandals, including the well-known "Dieselgate" scandal involving Volkswagen.
Which Ford Models Are Affected By The Diesel Emissions Scandal?
The specific Ford models that are affected by the Diesel Emissions Scandal may vary which is why it is important to verify your vehicle is eligible. Investigations and reports have indicated that certain Ford diesel vehicles may be implicated in the scandal.
Initial investigations from our panel suggest the Ford vehicles affected are:
- Diesel Engine
- Manufactured Between January 2008 – December 2018
Please note that this list is not exhaustive, and additional models may be added as more information becomes available.
Why Should I File My Ford Diesel Claim?
Filing your Ford Diesel claim can be beneficial for the following reasons:
- Holding Ford accountable: By filing a claim, you can hold Ford accountable for potentially misleading customers and violating emissions regulations.
- Compensation for financial losses: You may be eligible for compensation to cover financial losses resulting from the diesel emissions scandal, such as decreased vehicle value, increased fuel costs, and maintenance expenses.
- Protecting your rights: Filing a claim helps protect your rights as a consumer and sends a message that companies should prioritise transparency and environmental compliance.
- Health and environmental impact: The diesel emissions scandal involves higher emissions levels, which can have adverse effects on health and the environment. Filing a claim supports efforts to address these impacts and promote cleaner air quality.
- Expert assistance: When filing your Ford Diesel claim, you can seek the guidance and support of Diesel emissions legal professionals who specialise in this area, ensuring that you navigate the process effectively and maximise your chances of a favourable outcome.
How much compensation can I receive for a Ford Emissions Claim?
The compensation amount for a Ford Emissions Claim can vary depending on various factors. However, it's important to note that specific guidance or figures regarding the compensation amounts for these claims have not been provided yet.
Experts suggest you could claim up between 25-75% of the vehicle's value.
Over £100m has already been paid in compensation for Diesel Emission Claims in the UK.
How Can ClaimExperts Help With My Ford Diesel Claim?
At ClaimExperts.co.uk, our legal panel are at the forefront of the battle against car manufacturers who have deceived the public regarding pollution and emissions.
Our panel of Ford Emissions Solicitors are dedicated to pursuing claims in the UK on behalf of Ford vehicle owners who have been affected by their cars' violation of harmful NOx emissions standards.
With our panel of experienced legal professionals, we will guide you through every step of your claim process.
Key features of our services include:
- Panel operate on a No Win, No Fee basis
- No need for upfront payment
- SRA-Regulated panel of law firms
- Communication in clear and straightforward language
- Fair and competitive legal rates in the event of a successful outcome
Determine your eligibility for a claim today by utilising our free eligibility checker. It's simple and hassle-free.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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