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Vauxhall Diesel Emissions Claims

Vauxhall owners could be entitled to thousands in dieselgate compensation after allegations have surfaced that the car manufacturer have lied about their diesel emissions.

Vauxhall owners could be entitled to thousands in dieselgate compensation after allegations have surfaced that the car manufacturer have lied about their diesel emissions.

Reported in The Mirror, it is alleged that Vauxhall have installed so-called “defeat devices” into their vehicles in order to pass emissions tests, leading to far higher emissions when driven on the road by their customers. Vauxhall have denied all claims, while also recalling 500,000 vehicles in the UK.

This potential deceit from Vauxhall may have led to much higher amounts of a dangerous pollutant, Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) being pumped into UK air, and could also have affected fuel economy of the vehicles – hurting the environment and your pocket.

Similar dieselgate cases have already been lodged against Volkswagen and Mercedes. Now, UK Vauxhall owners can potentially claim compensation for this deceit.

Claim Experts have a team of diesel emissions advisors who can hold Vauxhall to account and help you bring a claim for compensation for this potential lie. If you would like to register your interest, or find out if you are eligible to claim, get in touch today.


What is the Vauxhall Emissions Scandal?

Vauxhall has found itself embroiled in its own dieselgate scandal after the German Transport Authority, KBA, discovered software installed in their vehicles which is designed to cheat diesel emission tests. Since then, 500,000 Vauxhall vehicles have been recalled in the UK alone. Reports suggest that up to 600,000 cars sold to UK drivers over a 10-year period may have been installed with defeat devices.

The software, often called a defeat device, works by reducing emissions in diesel vehicles whilst in regulatory test conditions. This misrepresents the actual emissions output in real-world driving. Similar sorts of devices have been found in Volkswagen diesel vehicles, where some cars emitted almost 40 times the permitted US levels of nitrogen oxides. Volkswagen have since paid out billions in compensation and fines.

The defeat device in question understands when it is being tested and limits engine performance in order to reduce emissions output. Once the vehicle is driven outside of test conditions, it maintains optimal performance and pumps out unlawful amounts of NOx.

NOx is a dangerous polluting gas that contributes respiratory diseases, cancer, acid rain and smog. NOx causes an estimated 40,000 premature deaths in the UK each year.


What cars are affected by the Vauxhall emissions scandal?

The Vauxhall emissions claim is still in its infancy, and more details are being uncovered every day. Having said this, you may be eligible to claim Vauxhall dieselgate compensation and take legal action against Vauxhall if your vehicle is one of the following models:

  • Astra
  • Cascada
  • Corsa
  • Insignia
  • Mokka
  • Movano
  • Zafira
  • Zafira Tourer
  • Has a diesel engine
  • Manufactured between 2008 and 2019
  • Was acquired by outright purchase, finance, or lease, either new or used

Our Vauxhall emissions claim advisors can tell you if you are eligible. Get in touch today to find out if you can claim.

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.

No Win, No Fee Vauxhall Emission Claims

Claim Experts offer all of their Vauxhall diesel emission claims on a No Win No Fee, meaning if your claim is unsuccessful you will owe nothing to us. We believe everyone is entitled to justice, and if Vauxhall have lied about their diesel emissions, everyone deserves to seek compensation.

Our panel of solicitors can discuss their No Win No Fee offer with you when you get in touch.


Why should you bring a claim for compensation against Vauxhall?

Claim Experts are asked this question regularly, and we believe there are 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

It is vitally important we hold massive car manufacturers to account for their potential lies. Our panel are passionate about ensuring Vauxhall and other car manufacturers do not put profit above our health. We want to ensure the dieselgate scandals of the past six years do not occur again.

Vauxhall have also possibly sold a vehicle that was not what was advertised, meaning your health and your pocket could have been adversely affected. If you believe this is wrong, Claim Experts can help you file a claim against Vauxhall today.


How much can I receive for a Vauxhall emissions claim?

There is currently no guidance on how much a Vauxhall owner could receive for a dieselgate claim. However, dieselgate settlements around the world have exceeded £10billion, with VW emissions victims in United States receiving between $5,100 and $10,000.

Every emissions claim is different, and our expert team will discuss your individual case with you when you get in touch.


How can I begin my Vauxhall emissions claim for compensation?

Have you been affected by the Vauxhall emissions scandal? Do you want to make a claim for compensation against the Vauxhall dieselgate scandal? ClaimExperts panel of solicitors are bringing forward claims against Vauxhall for their potential lie, and you can register your interest today. Visit our legal partner's website on the link below to begin. 

The Diesel Vauxhall Claim Is Now Open

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

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

Start your claim today on our legal partner website below.


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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