Slater and Gordon, funded by Asertis, are investigating a collective action on behalf of Mercedes owners who’ve been affected by the cheating software which was installed into their vehicles engine and was designed to defeat pollution tests. If you purchased one of the affected vehicles you may be eligible to join. Find out more
What has Mercedes-Benz done?
The German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) found that Mercedes installed a cheating software in their diesel engines that limited emissions readings during vehicle emissions testing and therefore misrepresenting the actual emissions during real-world driving. The nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions of the engines as a result didn’t comply with EU regulatory requirements.
Mercedes-Benz’s parent company Daimler has been fined £776 million by the German prosecutors over this emissions scandal. The KBA has now ordered Mercedes to recall around 90,000 vehicles in England and Wales.
Slater and Gordon are aware that litigation has been instigated against Mercedes in other jurisdictions including Germany, Canada and the United States.
Am I eligible to join the claim?
You may be eligible to take legal action if your vehicle is manufactured by Mercedes and:
- has a diesel engine
- was made between 2008 and 2018
- was acquired by way of lease or outright purchase, either new or second hand