Mercedes-Benz emissions scandal

Mercedes-Benz emissions scandal

Curtis Law Solicitors are currently investigating causes of action against Mercedes-Benz on behalf of vehicle owners affected by alleged cheating devices fitted on some of their vehicles, designed to artificially reduce emissions to pass EU tests. If you have owned or leased one of their affected vehicles, you may be eligible to join a potential group action and claim compensation.

The KBA (the German road vehicle authority) found that Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes, had used a software to alter diesel emissions. It ordered Mercedes to recall those vehicles that were affected. The German Courts also concluded that Daimler have also been using a prohibited defeat device.

We believe that owners of the affected vehicles should be compensated because they were mis-sold these vehicles, which were advertised as being more environmentally friendly with lower NOx emissions.

Increased levels of nitrogen dioxide emissions are harmful to the environment and to our health.


If you purchased or leased a new or used vehicle manufactured by Mercedes with a diesel engine, made between 2008 and 2018 you may be eligible to bring a claim.

What can I claim for?

Claims could be worth up to 75% of the purchase price of the affected vehicle however this will be specific to its age and model and may include diminution in value, extra fuel costs, additional road tax costs, the difference in purchase price between your vehicle and a less efficient vehicle.

Register your interest here

If you would like us to investigate your potential claim for compensation, please provide us with your details using the form below. If you have already been contacted by Mercedes for an emission software update or received a recall letter regarding an emission problem, your vehicle will be eligible for a claim. Once you have submitted the form, we will include your details on our Mercedes database and keep you informed of our progress and if we think you have a valid claim, we shall invite you to become a client of Curtis Law.

Alternatively, you can call our dedicated emission scandal hotline on 01254 914 295 or simply e-mail us on and a member of the Curtis Law team will be in touch with you as soon as possible.


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