Was your vehicle affected by the Diesel Emissions Scandal in Scotland?

An estimated 300,000 Diesel Emissions owners in Scotland could be owed up to £10,000 in compensation.

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Have you purchased or leased one of the following diesel vehicles, registered between 2009 and 2020?

Vauxhall, Fiat, Ford, BMW, Kia, Hyundai, Seat, Skoda, Audi, Volkswagen Renault, Nissan, Jaguar, Land Rover, Peugeot, Citroen, Volvo

Which vehicles are affected?

Our collective actions experts are now pursuing group emissions claims against the following manufacturers on behalf of Scottish car owners who’ve been affected by devices installed in their vehicles:
Have you purchased or leased one of the following diesel vehicles, registered between 2009 and 2020?

• Vauxhall
• Fiat
• Ford
• Kia
• Hyundai
• Volkswagen
• Audi
• Seat
• Skoda
• Renault
• Nissan
• Jaguar
• Land Rover
• Peugeot
• Citroen
• Volvo
To join our Scottish emissions claim against the above listed manufacturers, check you registration number instantly using our online checker.

Why could I be owed compensation?

We believe owners of vehicles affected by the diesel emissions scandal should be entitled to compensation as it is suspected:
1. The performance of your vehicle may have reduced.
If the vehicle had to be fixed, or is due to be fixed, the performance of this vehicle will likely have been significantly reduced.
2. The resale value is significantly less.
After widespread knowledge of the scandal, the affected vehicles have become better known, and the value of affected vehicles has decreased.
3. Not as advertised.
The vehicles emission levels as advertised were not representative of the level of pollution the vehicle emitted while on the roads.

Do you qualify to claim?


What happened to my car?

From 2009 onwards, software which manipulated air pollution tests was discovered in vehicles from some car makers; the software recognized when the standardized emissions test was being done, and adjusted the engine to emit less during the test. The cars emitted much higher levels of pollution under real-world driving conditions.

Diesel vehicles including the Volvo S60, Renault's Espace Energy and the Jeep Renegade, exceeded legal European emission limits for nitrogen oxide (NOx) by more than 10 times.
Affected manufacturers include:
Fiat, Volvo, Peugeot, Citroen, Renault, Nissan, Jaguar, Land Rover, Vauxhall

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Why choose Thompsons Solicitors for your Scottish emissions claim?

Thompsons is an award-winning firm of solicitors. We are confident that our team will be able to answer all your queries, provide care and understanding of your circumstances, and, most importantly, help you receive the compensation that you deserve.
As a firm, we are proud to say that we only represent individuals, and this is what sets us apart from many other firms. We have a passion for justice and a commitment to our clients that is second to none.
Thompsons has been recognised as one of the Times Best Law Firms 2022. Votes were submitted by 4,500 UK lawyers (none of whom could vote for their own firm) and Thompsons Solicitors in Scotland has been recognised as a specialist law firm within the fields of personal injury law, employment law, group litigation, and as the pre-eminent firm in Scotland for Public Inquiry work, among other notable claims and campaigns.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can everyone register a claim?

No, only people who bought or leased an affected vehicle are able to bring to a claim. To find out if your vehicle may have been affected, enter your registration number above.

Is this a no win, no fee claim?

Yes, it will cost you nothing to register your claim. You only have to pay a fee if your claim for compensation succeeds.

Is it likely we will win?

We believe that there is a high likelyhood many people will be paid out for this claim, otherwise we would not choose to pursue the claim. We are so confident that we are operating on a no win, no fee basis.

Is my vehicle affected?

If your vehicle is one of the listed manufacturers, and was a diesel vehicle registered between 2009 and 2020, you may be affected. To find out if your vehicle is affected, enter your registration number at the top of the page.

How many vehicles are affected?

It is hard to know exactly how many vehicles are affected however, of the roughly 3 million registered vehicles in Scotland, hundreds of thousands have been affected by the diesel emissions scandal.

Do I need to still own the vehicle?

No, you can still register a claim if you were previously an owner of the vehicle.

Is it hard to register a claim?

No, it's very easy to register a claim, and only takes a few minutes. Simply enter your vehicles registration number to get started.

Can I claim for multiple vehicles?

Yes, once you've registered one vehicle, you'll be given the option to register another.

Do I need to speak to someone on the phone?

No, you can register your claim in only a few minutes, entirely online, without needing to speak to someone.

Do you qualify to claim?

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