Falsified Vehicle Emissions Compensation Claim

Only Available To Residents of Scotland
We are currently signing up new clients to the two class action relating to emission scandals  the VW Group EA189 Engine emissions cheat scheme class action (which includes Audi, Seat and Skoda) and  Mercedes-Benz BlueTEC Engine emissions cheat scheme class action.

If you currently own one of these vehicles then you will have a claim.

EA189 Engine

VW Group Vehicle Models Affected By Emissions Scandal

Vehicles fitted with a diesel EA189 engine with a classification of TDI  are affected by this scandal. Which to most buyers means 1.2 Litre,1.6 Litre and 2.0 Litre diesel engines sold between 2009 and 2014. Below is a list of the vehicles that have the EA189 as their engine.  

Surprisingly, there is no one definitive list of ranges affected.  We  have found evidence it affects these models on sale in Great Britain.  If your model is not listed but has the engine from the correct date range then you will be able to claim (select other when prompted for your vehicle type).
Make Model MakeModel
 VolkswagenVolkswagen Amarok
Volkswagen Beetle

Volkswagen CC
Volkswagen Caddy
Volkswagen Eos
Volkswagen Golf
Volkswagen Jetta
Volkswagen Passat
Volkswagen Scirocco
Volkswagen Sharan
Volkswagen Tiguan
Volkswagen Touran
Volkswagen Touareg
AudiAudi A1
Audi A3
Audi A4
Audi A5
Audi A6
Audi A7
Audi Q3
Audi Q5
Audi TT
SkodaSkoda Octavia
Skoda Superb
Skoda Yeti
Skoda Rapid
Skoda Fabia
Skoda Roomster
SEATEAT Alhambra
SEAT Altea
SEAT Ibiza
SEAT Toledo

Mercedes-Benz Vehicle Models Affected By Emissions Scandal

Vehicles fitted with a diesel BlueTEC engine are affected by this scandal. Which to most buyers means all diesel vehicles made between 2012 and 2018, (E-class from 2010 and GLE from 2011). Below is a list of the vehicles that have the BlueTEC as their engine. 

Make Model
Mercedes-Benz         C-Class
        E-Class (from 2010)
        GLE (from 2011)
        GLE 166 series (from 2011)

History of the Issue


The German car giant Volkswagen have lost their case with the High Court ruling that they did indeed cheat emissions tests in the UK. Some cars being sold in the United Kingdom had devices in diesel engines that could detect when they were being tested, changing the performance accordingly to improve results.


The German Transport Authority have found that Mercedes were installing cheating software in their BlueTEC diesel engines. This caused a false emissions readings during vehicle testing and was misrepresenting the actual emissions during normal driving. The nitrogen oxide emissions of the engines as a result were not in compliance with EU regulatory requirements. The have since been fined £776 million.

What Can I Claim For

Emissions are now a major factor in deciding which car to buy due to the way road tax is levied and the cars are price accordingly.

In the USA the emissions data was falsified to show a rating of 40 times below what it would normally run at. Due to that rating the car was able to be priced at a premium. The difference between what the car should have been priced at and the premium price that you paid is the amount of your claim.

This price difference can run into many thousands of pounds. Below are the current price for some of the cars that are affected with the false test results along with an approximation of what the actual value should have been. Your claim is the difference between the two values.


  • Jetta - £18,895 : Real Price - £16,000 (£2,895)
  • Beetle - £16,275 : Real Price - £14,000 (£2,275)
  • Golf - £17,595 : Real price - £15,000 (£2,595)
  • Passat - £22,320 : Real Price - £18,500 (£3,820)
  • Audi A3 - £18,615 : Real Price - £15,500 (£3,115)

  • S-Class - £74,540 : Real Price - £60,000 (£14,540)
  • E-Class - £37,545 : Real Price - £27,000 (£10,545)
  • SLK - £35,795 : Real Price - £24,000 (£11,795)
  • Sprinter - £34,810 : Real Price - £23,000 (£11,810)
  • Vito - £37,475  : Real Price - £27,000 (£10,475)

As you can see there is a significant difference in the premium price that was paid to the actual price that the car should have been sold for.

Making a Falsified Vehicle Emissions Compensation Claim
If you have not yet make a false vehicle emissions compensation claim and wish to do so simply complete our online claim form below to start.

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