MSE Guide - Diesel Emissions Claims

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This is a dedicated thread for our new guide on:

Diesel Emissions Claims


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  • Ectophile
    Ectophile Posts: 7,225
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    For those of us on the forum, you haven't posted a link to the original story.
    If it sticks, force it.
    If it breaks, well it wasn't working right anyway.
  • AdrianC
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    Ectophile said:
    For those of us on the forum, you haven't posted a link to the original story.
    Yes, they have. Click on the big words.
    https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/travel/diesel-emissions-group-legal-claims/

    There have, of course, been many threads on this already, and anybody interested could just search for them. They have been all but unanimous in the community's opinion of the merits of these cases.
  • Can anyone tell me if my husband can claim for his Motability Vauxhall Zafira diesel vehicle x 3 cars over a period of 9 years? Also they were “purchased” through a Vauxhall garage in Scotland where we were living at the time.  Would it be where the garage was based or where Motability is based in England?  I would be grateful of any help! 
  • Grumpy_chap
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    One big inconsistency in the issue here is that I understood "dieselgate" began in 2015, yet the guide says it could include cars up to as recently as 2018.  Surely, for the latter three years, the allegations were known at the time of purchase thus negating any claim?

    The guide also is solely focused on how to lodge a claim.  There is nothing about the requirement behind a claim about why any individual in the UK would have grounds to make a successful claim.  It does rather look like a bit of "jumping on a bandwagon" by MSE to say they helped all these people. 

    I am not sure that creating what could very well turn out to be a false hope and additional individual stresses is necessarily helpful - particularly as there will surely be some individuals who spend the payout as soon as they click to sign up for a claim, or others for whom the additional stress is an unnecessary burden on already fragile mental health.  These sides of things never get covered in articles such as this guide.
  • Johnmcl7 said:
    I expected a lot better than MSE rather than fuelling the fire on this, in particular this stood out:

    "In other words, you could be due money back because:
    1. You'd never have bought the vehicle had you known about the alleged emissions flaws."
    For EU4 and EU5 cars no-one can truthfully answer yes to this because if they genuinely cared about nitrous oxide emissions they'd never have bought a diesel because even if the diesel was running within spec, a petrol engine is much lower for nitrous oxide emissions.  There's articles going back many years about flawed testing meaning diesel engines were producing far higher nitrous oxide emissions, it's disappointing MSE are supporting such dishonesty.
    We bought diesel cars back in those early days as they were promoted as fuel efficient and 'better than petrol cars
     The environmental issues were not highlighted in those days in the media or car companies
    aftermyownheart :T
  • Thanks for highlighting this issue. VW obviously felt there was something to be sorry for at the time when our delightful 'pen' arrived in the posts months after the scandal hit. I believe we were misinformed about our purchase
    aftermyownheart :T
  • DrEskimo
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    Thanks for highlighting this issue. VW obviously felt there was something to be sorry for at the time when our delightful 'pen' arrived in the posts months after the scandal hit. I believe we were misinformed about our purchase
    What part specifically were you misinformed about?

    In your previous post you say they were promoted as 'fuel efficient and better than petrol cars'. This is true.
  • facade
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    edited 30 June 2021 at 10:43AM
    We bought diesel cars back in those early days as they were promoted as fuel efficient and 'better than petrol cars
     The environmental issues were not highlighted in those days in the media or car companies
    In 1993 I bought a new diesel car, much better for the environment apparently, and diesel was about 20p a litre cheaper than petrol too.  Within months, diesel was declared the dirtiest fuel in the Universe and The Government helped us use less by massively ramping up the duty to make it about 20p a litre more than petrol...........



    I want to go back to The Olden Days, when every single thing that I can think of was better.....

    (except air quality and Medical Science ;))
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