Mercedes Diesel
Fraud Claim

Have you ever owned or leased a diesel Mercedes car or van first registered between 2009 and 2018?

You may be eligible to claim back up to £20,000 in the Mercedes Diesel Fraud Claim after Mercedes allegedly installed illegal emissions cheat devices in affected vehicles.

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of thousands
of owners
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Mercedes are under investigation for allegedly fitting illegal emission defeat (or cheat) devices to hundreds of thousands of their diesel cars and vans.

If you ever owned or leased a Mercedes diesel car or van, first registered between 2009 and 2018, then you may be able to claim.

In a similar case in the US, Mercedes has already agreed to pay more than a billion dollars to customers as part of a settlement deal.

We believe Mercedes customers could be entitled to up to £20,000 per vehicle, depending on the initial vehicle purchase price.

Customers who owned more than one vehicle that meets the description above can make multiple claims.

About
the Case

What are defeat devices?

Defeat devices are designed to reduce emissions in order to falsely pass regulatory approval tests. When fitted with a defeat device, the vehicle understands when it is under ‘test conditions’ and emissions are reduced so to pass these tests. However, these ‘test conditions’ do not reflect how the vehicle actually performs when driven in the real world.

Outside of test conditions, the affected vehicles release much higher emissions and their overall performance is much lower. As such, without the operation of a defeat device, the vehicles would not pass the necessary regulatory tests.

Why should you join the Mercedes Diesel Fraud claim?

PGMBM believes that Mercedes deliberately misled its customers as to the real levels of emissions their vehicles produce.

As a result of these vehicles being on the road, adults and children may have suffered respiratory problems from breathing in the high volumes of toxicants found in polluted air.

If you owned or leased a Mercedes diesel vehicle first registered between 2009 and 2018, you may be able to claim as part of the Mercedes Diesel Emissions Fraud Claim.

Start your claim today with PGMBM. You may receive thousands of pounds in compensation.

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Why choose PGMBM to represent you in the Mercedes Diesel Fraud Claim?

PGMBM is a top global law firm combining the talents of some of the UK’s leading solicitors and barristers.

We are one of the lead firms in the similar group action against the Volkswagen Group and are currently bringing claims against Mercedes-Benz, Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles and the Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance. We are at the forefront of group emissions claims and represent over a hundred thousand victims in these actions.

PGMBM recently dealt a significant blow to the Defendants in the Volkswagen NOx Emissions Group Litigation, establishing that thousands of its vehicles contained illegal defeat devices. The judge refused to grant the Defendants permission to appeal his judgment. We intend to build upon this initial success against Volkswagen in pursuing your claim against Mercedes.

Our expert team will support you throughout the litigation and ensure the process is as simple as possible. We feel strongly that Mercedes should be held to account for their actions, just has others have been in the Dieselgate scandal and are passionate about securing compensation for those affected.

We are here to help every step of the way when you sign up with PGMBM for the Mercedes Diesel Fraud Claim.

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Emissions cases globally

Emissions litigation around the globe has already started to yield results for consumers in the United States, Germany, and Australia.

In the United States, settlement awards have exceeded $9.8 billion with victims receiving between $5,100 and $10,000. In one case, Volkswagen agreed to buy back or repair more than half a million affected vehicles fitted with illegal defeat devices.

Daimler AG, parent company of Mercedes-Benz, agreed a settlement of $1.5 billion with the US Government and California State Regulators in order to settle similar accusations. In 2019, Mercedes-Benz were also fined €870 million by German prosecutors in addition to 774,000 of its vehicles being recalled.

In light of the Mercedes Diesel Fraud Claim, various fines have been assessed against entities of the Daimler Group across the world and claims have been successfully litigated against Mercedes in Germany.

PGMBM is claiming against Mercedes on behalf of customers in England and Wales to try obtain compensation similar to that which has already been awarded in other numerous cases in Germany.

In light of the Mercedes Diesel Fraud Claim, various fines have been assessed against entities of the Daimler Group across the world and claims have been successfully litigated against Mercedes in Germany.

PGMBM is claiming against Mercedes on behalf of customers in England and Wales to try obtain compensation similar to that which has already been awarded in other numerous cases in Germany.

Environmental Impact

When diesel is burned in a car engine, nitrogen oxides, which are a group of reactive gases, are released into the atmosphere. The two gases which have the most significant environmental impact are Nitric Oxide (known as No) and Nitrogen Dioxide (No2).

Diesel engines are infamous for producing high levels of nitrogen oxides, which is why it was significant that Mercedes touted its diesel vehicles as being ‘the cleanest ever’.

We now know that, under regular driving conditions, these vehicles were producing up to 40x the EU and UK emissions limits.

The Mercedes Diesel Fraud Claim aims to hold Mercedes accountable for their actions and help drivers receive up to £20,000 compensation. 

The consequences of this have had far ranging environmental impacts, including:

Acid Rain: No2 reacts with water, oxygen and other chemicals and to form sulphuric and nitric acid, which leads to acid rain. The ecological impacts of acid rain are extensive, harming fish and other marine life, stunting growth in trees, and negatively affecting the composition of soil and water, making environments uninhabitable for a number of species.

Smog, Ozone and Dangerous Molecules: An increase of No2 emissions has led to an increase in hazardous nitrate particles in the air, causing smog. When exposed to UV rays, nitrogen oxide molecules can also split, forming ozone, a pollutant which can further damage wildlife and fragile ecosystems. Ammonia, a toxic pollutant, can also be produced by excess nitrogen gas in the atmosphere.

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We believe that Mercedes may have fitted hundreds of thousands of their diesel vehicles, manufactured between 2009 and 2018, with illegal emissions defeat (or cheat) devices. 

If you have owned or leased one of the vehicles affected, you could be eligible for significant compensation. 

PGMBM believe Mercedes deliberately misled its customers regarding the level of emissions that affected vehicles produced. We think customers should be compensated for the following reasons: 

  • A possible decrease in the market value of their car 
  • Nitrogen dioxide can be harmful to children, adults and the environment 
  • Customers may have experienced higher fuel bills and maintenance costs 
  • The performance of these vehicles may have been negatively affected 
  • We believe that Mercedes has broken the trust of their customers. 

 
PGMBM are fighting for victims to be compensated for Mercedes’s wrongdoing. 

We will strive to win you as much as possible and are aiming to recover the entire cost of your vehicle. 

Whilst there are no guarantees, as this is ultimately a decision for the courts, we are optimistic that we may be able to obtain damages of several thousand pounds per vehicle.  

There are no upfront costs when signing up with PGMBM. We accept instructions on a “No-Win, No-Fee” basis, which protects you from paying any costs in the event that we are unsuccessful. 

Under the terms of this agreement, you will only be liable to pay our fees and expenses, as well as those of barristers, funders and insurers, if the case is successful. The exact amount you will pay will depend upon how long the case takes, how much time we need to spend on it, and the level of compensation obtained. 

Unlike some other firms, we cap our fees at a maximum of 50%, inclusive of VAT, of the compensation you receive. Depending on the course of the litigation, it is possible that the actual fee may be as low as 20%. 

If you bought or leased a Mercedes diesel vehicle between 2009 and 2018, then it is very likely that you will have a claim. 

Once you have submitted your claim and joined the action, our team will conduct an assessment of your individual circumstances in order to ensure you have a valid claim. 

Our claims process is simple. 

Simply submit your details via the Chatbot on this page by clicking on any of the buttons. If we believe that you are eligible to claim, we will send you a short questionnaire to complete. 

From there, there is not much more that you need to do. Should we need anything further from you, we will let you know, but mostly we will just keep you updated on how the case is going. 

PGMBM is a top global law firm combining the talents of some of the UK’s leading solicitors and barristers. 

We are one of the lead firms in the similar group action against the Volkswagen Group and are currently bringing claims against Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles and the Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance. We are at the forefront of group emissions claims and represent over a hundred thousand victims in these actions.  

PGMBM recently dealt a significant blow to the Defendants in the Volkswagen NOx Emissions Group Litigation, establishing that thousands of its vehicles contained illegal defeat devices. The judge refused to grant the Defendants permission to appeal his judgment. We intend to build upon this initial success against Volkswagen in pursuing your claim against Mercedes. 

You will receive the legal documents and the terms and conditions upon signing up. We are intending to run this case as a group action, meaning that we bring all of our clients’ cases forward together. 

Should the Mercedes NOx Emissions Group Litigation not be successful, then as long as you have stuck to the terms and conditions set out, you will not pay a penny. We take out an insurance policy to protect you against the defendants’ legal costs in the event that the case is unsuccessful. 

This is simply the fee stipulated in return for our agreement to act on your behalf. 

Litigating against Mercedes will not be as straightforward as other types of claim commonly pursued, such as a personal injury case. As a result, PGMBM will incur significant time and financial expense in bringing this action.   

Please note that we will not be paid anything if the case is unsuccessful. We are also unlikely to recover all expenses incurred on your behalf, such as the expensive insurance that will be taken out to protect you if we lose. 

In any event, you will always keep at least 50% of your damages. 

It is worth checking whether you have legal expense insurance which would cover a claim of this nature. However, in our experience, these policies typically do not cover group actions, have insufficient levels of coverage, and contain restrictive terms which would prevent us acting in your best interests. We will, however, investigate where necessary. 

Whilst PPI claims historically took just a few months, this was because they followed years of investigation by the governing regulatory body as well as heavily contested and protracted litigation – which brought the scandal to light. 

As a claimant in this case, you are part of the initial case being put forward against Mercedes. 

We cannot guarantee a timescale for this group action, but we will aim to progress your claim as expediently as possible. 

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