Updates

August 2020

Mercedes’ parent company Daimler has agreed to a $2B settlement in the United States. This means that thousands of Americans who owned or leased affected cars are now able to claim compensation from the carmaker.

This is great news for our claim in the UK as it suggests that Mercedes are willing and able to negotiate and settle out of court. This could bring about a faster resolution to the matter and allow UK claimants access to compensation for the defeat devices fitted in their cars.

Forbes Article On The US Settlement

May 2019

German prosecutors ordered auto parts/software supplier, Bosch, to pay a €90m fine for “negligently infringing its quality control obligations” when supplying components in the “Dieselgate” emissions cheating scandal.

May 2018

The Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) ordered the recall of Vito 1.6 litre diesel Euro 6 vehicles (OM622 engine code) due to the existence of inadmissible defeat devices in the emissions control system.

March 2017

Daimler instituted a voluntary recall of “compact-class cars” with “one engine version”, which included Mercedes V Class and other models, to improve NOx emissions. By July 2017, Daimler expanded its voluntary recall in Europe to a total of 3 million Mercedes-Benz vehicles with diesel engines to improve NOx emissions.

17 July 2020

On 17 July 2020 Charles Lyndon launched a claim against Mercedes in relation to the diesel emissions scandal and are inviting eligible claimants to join the claim for compensation.

Charles Lyndon’s lawyers have been closely monitoring Mercedes’ use of ‘cheat devices’. Mercedes’ parent company, Daimler, was fined €870 million by German prosecutors in 2019; and across the EU,  Mercedes vehicles have been recalled, including in the UK.

june 2018

The KBA ordered a wider recall of Mercedes vehicles with diesel engines in Europe due to emissions irregularities. The recall is reported on Daimler’s website, which states that approximately 670,000 vehicles are part of the recall in Europe.

february 2018

German newspaper, Bild am Sonntag, reported that US authorities investigating Mercedes had discovered that its vehicles were equipped with illegal software to enable them to pass emissions testing.

April 2016

Daimler disclosed that it was under investigation by the US Department of Justice for potential discrepancies over its diesel emissions certifications. Since then, Daimler stopped selling diesel-powered passenger cars in the United States in an apparent attempt to limit exposure.

August 2020

Mercedes’ parent company Daimler has agreed to a $2B settlement in the United States. This means that thousands of Americans who owned or leased affected cars are now able to claim compensation from the carmaker.

This is great news for our claim in the UK as it suggests that Mercedes are willing and able to negotiate and settle out of court. This could bring about a faster resolution to the matter and allow UK claimants access to compensation for the defeat devices fitted in their cars.

Forbes Article On The US Settlement

17 July 2020

On 17 July 2020 Charles Lyndon launched a claim against Mercedes in relation to the diesel emissions scandal and are inviting eligible claimants to join the claim for compensation.

Charles Lyndon’s lawyers have been closely monitoring Mercedes’ use of ‘cheat devices’. Mercedes’ parent company, Daimler, was fined €870 million by German prosecutors in 2019; and across the EU,  Mercedes vehicles have been recalled, including in the UK.

May 2019

German prosecutors ordered auto parts/software supplier, Bosch, to pay a €90m fine for “negligently infringing its quality control obligations” when supplying components in the “Dieselgate” emissions cheating scandal.

june 2018

The KBA ordered a wider recall of Mercedes vehicles with diesel engines in Europe due to emissions irregularities. The recall is reported on Daimler’s website, which states that approximately 670,000 vehicles are part of the recall in Europe.

May 2018

The Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) ordered the recall of Vito 1.6 litre diesel Euro 6 vehicles (OM622 engine code) due to the existence of inadmissible defeat devices in the emissions control system.

february 2018

German newspaper, Bild am Sonntag, reported that US authorities investigating Mercedes had discovered that its vehicles were equipped with illegal software to enable them to pass emissions testing.

March 2017

Daimler instituted a voluntary recall of “compact-class cars” with “one engine version”, which included Mercedes V Class and other models, to improve NOx emissions. By July 2017, Daimler expanded its voluntary recall in Europe to a total of 3 million Mercedes-Benz vehicles with diesel engines to improve NOx emissions.

April 2016

Daimler disclosed that it was under investigation by the US Department of Justice for potential discrepancies over its diesel emissions certifications. Since then, Daimler stopped selling diesel-powered passenger cars in the United States in an apparent attempt to limit exposure.