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Skoda Diesel Emissions Claims

Were you one of the thousands in the UK who was affected by the Skoda dieselgate scandal? 

Thousands of UK Skoda owners could have been affected by the emissions scandal which unfolded in 2015. The dieselgate scandal was centred around Volkswagen, but Skoda has been a fully-owned subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group since 2000.

The claim is now closed.


What was the Skoda Emissions Scandal?

The dieselgate scandal, as it is now known, began in September 2015. Volkswagen admitted that it had knowingly inserted cheat software in more than 11 million cars worldwide in order to cheat emissions tests. This meant that the tests would show much lower NOx emissions than would actually be present when used on the road.

Skoda is owned by the Volkswagen Group, and many of their cars have been affected. While no definitive emissions tests have yet taken place in the UK, researchers in the US found that when tested on the road, some cars emitted almost 40 times the permitted US levels of nitrogen oxides. The permitted levels do differ in the US and the UK.

Not only is this bad for the environment, it can potentially hurt the pockets of Skoda customers too. The fuel economy on the vehicles may have been greatly exaggerated, meaning those in high mileage industries, like taxis, were using a lot more fuel than they thought they would have based from the initial specifications.

Manufacturers have already paid out over £100m in compensation in the UK in respect of the Diesel Emissions scandal.


What cars were affected by the Skoda emissions scandal?

The VW NOx Emissions Group Litigation relates to vehicles manufactured by Volkswagen, Audi, SEAT or Skoda with a 1.2, 1.6 or 2.0 litre EA189 diesel engine, manufactured before 2016.

Other cars may be affected including, Porsche. Whilst no finding or decision has been made in respect of other vehicles such as Porsche, our panel are looking into them.


How to find out if your Skoda has been affected by the NOx Emissions scandal

Skoda initially sent out letters if your car was affected. However, you may not have received this letter or bought your car on the secondary market since then.

There are currently two links which can help in this regard:

EA189 Service Action – How to check if your vehicle is affected

Software Issue Diesel Engines EA189


Why should you have brought a claim for compensation against Skoda?

ClaimExperts are asked this question regularly, and we believe there were five reasons:

  • Saving the Environment
  • Corporate Accountability
  • Financial Reimbursement for mis-representation
  • Saving your health
  • No risk to you due to no win, no fee

The key reason is that a multinational company lied to its customers in order to make more profits. This meant that they sold a car that quite literally was not what was advertised, meaning your health and your pocket could have been affected.


How much could I have received for a Skoda emissions claim?

Manufacturers have already paid out over £100m in compensation in the UK in respect of the Diesel Emissions scandal.


How can I begin my Skoda emissions claim for compensation?

The Skoda Emissions claim is now closed. 

If, however, you bought your car using Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) finance, then you may have a claim for Mis-sold PCP compensation. To read more about this, visit our dedicated website here.

We Are Currently Investigating Other Manufacturers For Possible Emissions Claims And Will Update Our Website When These Claims Are Open. 

You Could Also 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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