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Nissan Renault and Peugeot Citroën to face trial over alleged emissions cheating

The High Court has ruled that two more manufacturers will face trial in the UK for allegedly fitting and selling cars with emissions-cheating devices. Nissan Renault and Peugeot Citroën drivers will have their cases heard alongside Mercedes and Ford drivers in October 2025.

Anyone who purchased or leased an affected Nissan Renault or Peugeot Citroën diesel vehicle (first registered between 2009 and 2020) could now have a no-win, no-fee compensation claim. But there’s a catch!

There is a deadline to join the claim and anyone who wishes to do so must sign up as soon as possible BEFORE 22 August 2024.

What is this case about?

The so-called ‘dieselgate’ scandal started in 2015 when US investigators discovered Volkswagen Group had been selling cars with illegal emissions-cheating software. British researchers then found that other car manufacturers were emitting toxic fumes way above the legal limits.

Dieselgate has since affected millions of vehicles across multiple brands. Manufacturers caught up in the scandal include (but are not limited to) Ford, BMW, Volkswagen, Vauxhall, Mercedes, and now Nissan Renault and Peugeot Citroën.

The consequences of dieselgate on the environment and human health are significant. And the failure to comply with emissions regulations has resulted in legal action, regulatory penalties, and widespread public outcry. The scandal also affected owners of affected vehicles, resulting in significant financial losses due to:

  • High fuel bills
  • Excessive maintenance costs
  • Cars that were worth less than the drivers paid for them.

We believe these drivers deserve compensation for the possible financial harm and injustice experienced.

Where is the Nissan Renault and Peugeot Citroën case up to?

In March 2024, the High Court ruled that Nissan Renault and Peugeot Citroën would join Mercedes and Ford and face trial over alleged emissions cheating. The case will be heard in an English court and will start in October 2025.

Collectively, the emissions claims are known as the NOx Group Litigation and involve several global car manufacturers. Mercedes has been designated as the lead claim, and Nissan Renault, Peugeot Citroën and Ford will be additional lead claims. Lead claims are used to set a precedent or to determine common issues that will apply to other related claims. As such, the outcome of these cases will have a significant impact on all the car manufacturers caught up in the emissions cheating scandal.

What should you do now?

If Nissan Renault and Peugeot Citroën are found guilty, affected car owners could each be due thousands of pounds in compensation.

If you owned or leased a diesel Nissan, Renault, Peugeot or Citroën vehicle first registered between 2009 and 2020, you could have a no-win, no-fee emissions compensation claim.

The deadline is fast approaching so don’t leave it too late to sign up!

Our simple eligibility checker provides instant clarity. Answer a few straightforward questions, and you’ll know if you qualify for a Renault, Nissan, Citroen or Peugeot emissions group action claim.

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