Since 2015, a number of regulators and investigators have been scrutinising car manufacturers in regards to potential emissions fraud. Some investigations were provoked by the Volkswagen “dieselgate” scandal first reaching the news, with the carmaker subjected to allegations that it had used illegal defeat device technology to cheat emissions test. French carmaker Renault has since come under suspicion, and if the accusations prove to be true, those who own or have owned affected vehicles may be eligible to pursue Renault emissions compensation claims.
Like other carmakers, Renault strongly denies that they have done anything wrong. We will thoroughly investigate claims to see whether this is the case or not.
Our firm has played a pioneering role in emissions litigation since the beginning. As strong advocates of consumer rights, we saw that the “dieselgate” scandal represented what looked to be a significant injustice for thousands of people. We initiated High Court proceedings against Volkswagen to ensure that justice was done, and now we want to ensure that all other suspected carmakers are thoroughly investigated on behalf of the customers who may have been affected.
The allegations against Renault and latest developments
With suspicions soon arising after Volkswagen was first accused, some of the pressure on Renault mounted in 2017. It was revealed that the French government was reportedly investigating the carmaker over claims that it may have cheated emissions tests. Alongside a number of other well-known car brands, Renault was accused of cheating in respect of its diesel cars, with some allegations that “defeat devices” had been used. If proven to be true, this may have been an illicit means of passing emissions tests as such devices could provide a mechanism whereby the levels of NOx produced by vehicles are brought under control in testing settings only. This is how the Volkswagen ones are understood to have worked.
Renault was officially charged by French prosecutors on the basis of alleged deceit, and the company reportedly had to pay €20m in bail and issue a bank guarantee in the sum of €60m. With this added pressure from the French legal system, Renault emissions investigations could lead to compensation pay-outs for our clients if allegations are eventually proven to be true.
We continue to fight the battles with carmakers denying that they have done anything wrong.
Our Renault emissions compensation action
In our Renault emission compensations action, we are pursuing claims on the basis that the carmaker may have acted deceitfully in its relations with customers. Those who bought Renault vehicles were likely led to believe they were compliant with all legal requirements. However, if the allegations against Renault are found to be true, this would potentially not have been the case.
As part of your Renault emissions compensation claim, you could recover thousands of pounds in damages if we are able to succeed with the cases. In fact, some claimants may be eligible for claims based on an alleged breach of the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations, which means that they could recover up to 100% of the original price paid for their vehicle.
Pursue your diesel emissions claim
To pursue your Renault emission compensation claim, you can contact us today to find out if you could be eligible. A claim could enable you to access the damages you deserve for any breach of your rights, as well as holding those responsible accountable for the harm caused by excessive emissions production.
Moreover, with our experience in emissions litigation and group actions, we have the expertise needed to bring your claim to fruition. We can offer No Win, No Fee representation to eligible claimants, so contact us today for free, no-obligation guidance on your potential claim.
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First published by Author on April 19, 2022
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