Search
Close this search box.

Join the BMW Emissions claim

Did you buy or lease a Diesel BMW car with an illegal ‘defeat device’?

If so, Join the Claim to get the justice and compensation you deserve.

BMW is accused of selling cars fitted with illegal ‘defeat devices’. These devices tricked emissions tests to make it seem like the cars were less-polluting than they actually were. As a result, drivers may have experienced higher fuel bills and maintenance costs. The affected cars are likely to be worth less than drivers paid for them.

Hundreds of thousands of BMW owners could be due compensation. Each claim could be worth thousands of pounds.

Who is eligible to join the BMW emissions claim?

  • Did you own or lease a diesel BMW manufactured between 2009 and 2018?

If yes, you could have a no-win, no-fee BMW emissions compensation claim.

Check your eligibility today.

If you have a claim, and you want to go ahead, register your interest and we’ll connect you with a UK law firm running a BMW emissions group action.

How it works

Check your eligibility

Our simple eligibility checker provides instant clarity. Answer a few straightforward questions, and you’ll know if you qualify for the BMW emissions group action claim.

Register your interest

Discover if your vehicle is affected using our simple eligibility checker. If you have a potential claim, register your interest and we'll keep you updated about this case.​

Join the Claim

Your matchmaker for justice, if eligible, we’ll pair you with a regulated law firm running a suitable claim.

Join the Claim

Find out if you can join the no-win, no-fee BMW emissions claim.

It will only take a few minutes and there’s no obligation to proceed.

Join the BMW Emissions Сlaim

Check your eligibility and find out if you can join the no-win, no-fee BMW emissions claim.

Latest updates on the BMW emissions scandal

  • 2015

    The ‘dieselgate’ scandal started with the Volkswagen Group. US investigators discovered that the manufacturer had sold cars with software that could detect when the vehicles were being emissions tested and change performance to improve results. In some cases, emissions were up to 35 times the legal limit. The scandal then spread to other countries and car manufacturers.

  • 2017

    German authorities investigated BMW, Daimler (Mercedes-Benz) and The Volkswagen Group, over reports of diesel emissions collusion.

  • 2018

    BMW’s headquarters were raided by German prosecutors as part of an investigation into the suspected use of emissions cheating software. The carmaker later admitted to mistakenly installing around 11,400 defeat devices in its diesel vehicles.

  • 2019

    BMW, Daimler, and The Volkswagen Group were charged for colluding to restrict the introduction of clean emissions technology.

  • 2021

    The European Commission found that BMW and certain other car manufacturers had conspired to prevent the deployment of clean emissions technology. Together, BMW and Volkswagen were fined €875 million for breaking EU rules.

  • 2023

    By granting a Group Litigation Order (GLO), the UK High Court ruled that BMW would face legal action over its role in the emissions scandal. A GLO permits people who have experienced a common issue to have their cases managed collectively.

We’ll provide more updates on the BMW emissions scandal as they occur.

BMW emissions FAQs

Allegedly, BMW fitted several of its diesel models with an illegal ‘defeat device’. As a result, owners of the affected vehicles may have experienced higher fuel bills and maintenance costs. The affected cars are likely to be worth less than drivers paid for them. The dieselgate scandal has also contributed to the emission of illegally high levels of Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) into the atmosphere. This has significant implications on the pressing climate emergency and on human health.

If you have owned or leased a diesel BMW vehicle manufactured between 2009 and 2018, you could have a claim. The following models are believed to be affected by the BMW emissions scandal:

  • M550d
  • 750d xDrive
  • 750Ld xDrive
  • 2 Series GT 216d
  • 4 Series 420d
  • X3
  • 5 Series
  • 4 Series

Because BMW sold cars with illegal defeat devices, affected drivers may have experienced higher fuel bills and maintenance costs. The affected cars are likely to be worth less than drivers paid for them. Furthermore, BMW exposed its customers to dangerous NOx (nitrogen oxide) emissions, which has significant impacts on the environment and human health. We believe these drivers deserve compensation for the possible harm and injustice.

If you have owned or leased a diesel BMW vehicle since 2009, you could have a NO-WIN, NO- FEE compensation claim. Try our simple eligibility checker to see if you have a case.

Yes. If you bought a used BMW diesel car you may still be eligible for compensation. Try our simple eligibility checker to see if you have a claim.  

Yes, if you sold an affected vehicle, you can still join our group action. Try our simple eligibility checker to see if you have a claim.

We cannot say how much compensation you might get if you win your compensation case. Each claim is based on its merits and your solicitor will work to get what’s owed to you. We expect that claimants in this case could get back between 25-75% of the vehicle’s value.

In the UK, if a group of people have experienced loss, or otherwise been harmed by an organisation’s law breaking, they can come together to fight for justice. Levelling the playing field when standing up to big businesses, group actions prove that there is strength in numbers. At Join the Claim, we bring consumers and law firms together to ensure these group actions are as powerful as possible.

We won’t charge you a single penny. And we ensure any law firms we connect you with operate on a no-win-no-fee basis. If you win, the law firm will either take its fees from your compensation payment or recover these from the defendants.  

About Join the Claim

At Join the Claim, we unite law firms and individuals to ensure powerful group action claims. We are not a law firm, but we help ensure people get straightforward access to compensation.

Think of us as the ultimate matchmaker for justice. Shining a spotlight on the latest and biggest consumer wrongdoings and making eligibility checks a breeze, we connect you with the law firms ready to fight for you.

We won’t charge you a single penny when you sign up to join a claim, but we might take a fee from the law firms we introduce you to.

Latest vehicle news