Join the Claim
If you have owned or leased a diesel Mercedes-Benz vehicle since 2009, you might be entitled to compensation. Check your eligibility now.
*Please note you will need proof of ownership to join the claim.
4 reasons to join the claim
NOx is a pollutant which has been linked to an array of diseases including childhood asthma and even teenage psychosis. Recent reports have also indicated a link between those living in areas with poor air quality and people suffering the most severe Covid-19 symptoms. Some independent testing has shown that affected Mercedes vehicles emit up to ten times more NOx than the regulations allow.
2. The environment
NOx emissions from vehicles tend to be closely related to other emissions, including greenhouse gasses like CO2, and soot. It is difficult to reduce NOx levels without increasing levels of these other harmful emissions. Mercedes has already been ordered to recall and ‘fix’ around 700,000 cars throughout Europe. Potential adverse effects of this measure are not yet known.
When issuing a fine of €870m to Mercedes-Benz’s parent company, Daimler in 2019, a German court took account of ‘gains from the sale of the affected vehicles and saved expenses for the production of vehicles that comply with the regulatory requirements’. In other words, Mercedes is said to have chosen the cheaper route to emissions compliance: it could have engineered its way to a solution, and provided vehicles which were suitable for use in our towns and cities, but instead it cheated.
Consumers could be entitled to thousands of pounds of compensation, if the claims succeed. In some cases damages could be higher. Consumer legislation in the UK provides that in cases where customers have been misled, it is possible to recover a percentage of the purchase price of the product. If the misleading behaviour is deemed to be ‘more than minor’ then the compensation is set at 25%.
Who can join?
In short, anybody who has bought or leased a ‘Euro 5’ or ‘Euro 6’ Mercedes-Benz with a diesel engine in England or Wales. This will be almost all diesel vehicles sold since 2009.