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Claim Experts are investigating ongoing claims surrounding Mercedes-Benz over an alleged “cheat device” fitted on some of their vehicles in order to successfully reduce emissions to pass EU tests.
If you are one the thousands of Mercedes drivers in the UK that may be affected, you could be entitled to thousands of pounds in compensation. Our experts can bring a claim for compensation for you and guide you through your next steps.
The claims that are now being brought to light are on behalf of those who lease or own Mercedes-Benz cars and vans, with the compensation potentially being worth up to 75% of the purchase for each UK driver.
Claim Experts believe that Mercedes has deliberately misled its customers in relation to the real levels of emissions their vehicles emit. If you owned or leased a Mercedes diesel car or van between 2010 and 2018, get in touch today for a free consultation.
In a similar vein to the ongoing VW emissions scandal, Claim Experts are bringing claims against Mercedes on behalf of their customers. This is because we believe they deliberately misled their customers over the environmental performance of their vehicles by masking the actual emission levels of the cars.
Whereas VW’s scandal started back in 2015, noise of Mercedes-Benz’s misconduct first appeared in Germany in June 2018. The German Road Vehicle Authority, KBA, found that Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes, was using illegal software to alter diesel emissions in order to cheat EU emissions tests.
KBA ordered Mercedes to recall all affected vehicles in Germany, 280,000 vehicles. The German Courts also concluded that Daimler had been using a prohibited cheat device. This led to a further 700,000 vehicles around the world being recalled.
Allegations in the UK began to surface against Mercedes in May 2020. Now, the number of claimants raising their own concern is rising every week, with estimates that 160,000 have shown an interest in claiming.
The case against Mercedes in the UK is still ongoing, but we at Claim Experts are confident that they have lied to their customers and believe compensation should be awarded.
The cheating software in question has been found primarily in Mercedes cars and vans that contain a BlueTec diesel engine. You may be eligible to take legal action against Mercedes-Benz if:
Tens of thousands of cars with BlueTec engines haven now been recalled.
Many people ask why customers would claim against their vehicle manufacturer for “Dieselgate” type claims. We consider it is unacceptable for Mercedes to have sold vehicles which do not comply with emissions regulations, and improper for the company to have misled customers. We think the below reasons are enough to bring a claim.
The cheat device that has been fitted is intended to mislead a test for Nitrogen Oxide (NOx). NOx is a dangerous combination of pollutants which has been found to cause all sorts of environmental issues, such as global warming, acid rain, smog, and respiratory conditions such as asthma. Claim Experts believes car manufacturers need to learn to put environmental health before profits.
Much like VW, Mercedes have denied their involvement in the scandal from the outset, even after the German Courts ruled against them. We believe it is vital we hold Mercedes accountable for their lies.
It may also be the case that customers paid over the odds for “greener” cars that they believed were more beneficial to the environment. Now, as the scandal unfolds, they may be finding it much harder to resell their Mercedes in the secondary market. Not only this, the fix Mercedes applied to car may have had detrimental consequences to both the fuel consumption and performance of your vehicle, which might hurt your pocket in the long run.
Saving the environment will, in turn, help our own health. Studies show that traffic pollution costs Europeans an estimated 60 million euros each year and can be put down to thousands of premature deaths each year. The pollutant NOx can also be a significant factor in illnesses like asthma, bronchitis, coughing and wheezing.
Claim Experts work on a No Win, No Fee basis. Bringing an emissions claim against Mercedes will not cost you anything if you are unsuccessful. If you win, you keep the majority of the compensation and our fee comes out of that.
There is no current guidance on the amount of compensation UK residents can receive for a Mercedes emissions claim. Having said this, estimates from industry experts are suggesting thousands of UK Mercedes drivers could be eligible for compensation payouts worth between £10,000 – £20,000 per affected vehicle.
Claim Experts work on a No Win, No Fee basis, meaning if your claim is unsuccessful there will be no cost to you.
So far, not too much. A Daimler AG, the parent company of Mercedes, spokesperson has dismissed the claims and says it will “vigorously defend” any group actions in a UK court. Daimler have said that they “believe that the claims are without merit”.
Claim Experts completely disagree and believe Mercedes has misled their customers, much like the VW case, where the vehicle manufacturer has lost a recent court case.
Have you been affected by the Mercedes emissions scandal? Do you want to make a claim for compensation against the Mercedes dieselgate scandal? You can start your Mercedes emissions claim today.
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