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Renault Diesel Emissions Claims

Did you own a diesel Renault between 2008-2018? You could be owed thousands in Renault Diesel Emissions compensation. Below, we explain all of the details of the claim and detail your next steps if you believe you have been affected.

Renault have potentially installed what is now known as a “defeat device” into thousands of their diesel vehicles. If Renault admit wrongdoing, this will have seen them mislead thousand of their UK customers over a nine-year period about the amount of dangerous emissions their diesel vehicles give off.

Our Renault Diesel Emissions panel of solicitors are currently investigating these claims and have open up the claim for people to now join. Early indications suggest that up to 700,000 UK Renault vehicles could have been affected by defeat devices.

Our panel are on a mission to hold huge car manufacturers to account and ensure they no longer cheat emissions tests in order to gain financially. This is why our panel are bringing forward Renault diesel compensation claims.

If you would like to see if you are eligible, you can use our completely free eligiblity checker over on our dedicated emissions website,


What is the Renault Diesel Emissions Scandal?

The original Dieselgate scandal first shook the world in September 2015 when the Volkswagen Group admitted to installing cheat devices into 11 million of their vehicles worldwide. Experts suggested that there would be more manufacturers accused of doing so, and in 2016 the first whispers of Renault wrongdoing started to surface.

Renault was referred for a criminal investigation in France over similar suspected breaches of emissions rules. French regulators discovered abnormal levels of a dangerous gas, Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) when in testing. This was discovered in many of Renault’s diesel engines.

Now, claims continue to surface that Renault has installed similar defeat devices that have been found in the Volkswagen Group Dieselgate scandal. These defeat devices understand when a vehicle is being tested in a lab for regulatory purposes. When the software recognises the vehicle is being tested, it limits engine power and artificially reduces emissions in order to pass the emissions test.

When the vehicle is tested in real-world conditions on the road, the defeat device does not turn on. This means the emissions levels are much higher than in the lab, in some cases up to 15 times higher.

The dangerous pollutant that is being emitted from the diesel vehicles is Nitrogen Oxide (NOx). NOx has been linked to numerous diseases, including childhood asthma, lung cancer, depression, acid rain and smog.

If you believe Renault’s potential lies on their diesel emissions output is wrong, you can hold them accountable. Discover if you are eligible to file a claim against them today by using our eligibility checker.

The Environmental Impact

Human Health

NOx contributes to various respiratory diseases, cancer, acid rain and smog. Pollution from cars is the biggest contributor to NOx in our air.

Premature Deaths

Air pollution is estimated to cause up to 36,000 premature deaths in the UK each year.

Child Deaths

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 is the law behind the Renault emission claim?

Our Renault diesel legal panel are currently taking on claimants to join our Group Litigation Order. The claim focuses on seeking compensation from Renault for their potential lies in relation to their diesel vehicles.

The claim could call upon claims for deceit, a breach of consumer protection laws, a breach of contract, and breaches of the competition act.

If Renault admit their potential wrongdoing, they will have purposefully suppressed clean emissions for monetary gain. This means, you, as a customer could have been lied to while also been exposed to more of the dangerous pollutant, NOx.


Which Renault Vehicles Are Affected?

The Renault Diesel claims is still in its infancy, meaning new vehicles and engines are discovered every week. Having said this, early suggestions show that the below could be affected:

  • Clio
  • Captur
  • Espace
  • Megane
  • Scenic
  • Vehicles built between 2008-2018
  • Diesel

You can find out today if your vehicle may have been affected by the Renault Dieselgate scandal by completing our eligibility checker enquiry form.


How much can I receive for a Renault Emissions Diesel claim?

There is currently no guidance on how much compensation Renault owners can look to claim for an emissions complaint. Having said this, over 100,000 UK Emissions claims have now been settled and paid out in the UK.

In addition to this compensation for the Volkswagen dieselgate scandal in the USA, Canada, Australia and Germany has ranged from £1,140 - £7,000 per driver.

Our Renault diesel claims panel will keep our clients updated in relation to any rulings on compensation.

In addition to this, our legal panel work on a No Win, No Fee basis, meaning there is no financial risk to you should you file a claim. In the unlikely event you are unsuccessful, you will have nothing to pay to us.


How do I register my interest in starting my Renault Diesel Claim?

To begin, all you have to do is verify whether you are eligible to claim Renault diesel compensation. We have created an easy-to-use registration checker that is completely free to use that can determine whether your car could be affected.

You can use this registration checker over on our partner website,


Start Your Renault Emissions Compensation Claim

Are you ready to start your Renault Diesel Claim? The legal panel at can help you bring a claim against Renault today, helping ensure that the manufacturer is held accountable for their potential lies.

Our legal panel has years of experience in bringing forward claims on behalf of their clients. They can stand up to Renault so you don’t have to on your own.

To start, simply visit our emissions-dedicated website,, to use our free-to-use registration checker. Here you can determine whether your vehicle is eligible for compensation.

The Diesel Renault Claim Is Now Open

Thousands of drivers have already joined the Renault Diesel Emission Claim.

Past and current Diesel Renault owners are both eligible. Each claim could be worth £1000s.

Start your claim today on our dedicated website,


Our legal panel believes diesel vehicles manufactured between 2008-2018 could be eligible.

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

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. 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 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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