Vauxhall Diesel
Fraud Claim

Have you purchased or leased a diesel Vauxhall vehicle that was first registered between 2009 and 2019?

You may be eligible to claim up to £10,000 in the Vauxhall Diesel Fraud Claim after they installed illegal emissions cheating devices in their vehicles.

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Vauxhall allegedly fitted illegal emission defeat (or cheat) devices in hundreds of thousands of their diesel vehicles in the UK.

If you have ever owned or leased a diesel Vauxhall vehicle, first registered between 2009 and 2019, then you may be able to claim compensation as part of the Vauxhall Diesel Fraud Claim.

In similar cases around the world, other manufacturers have already paid billions in damages to customers as part of various settlement agreements.

We believe that Vauxhall customers could be entitled to up to £20,000 per vehicle.

Customers who owned or leased more than one affected vehicle are entitled to make claims for each of their vehicles.

Join the Vauxhall Diesel Fraud Claim by clicking any of the buttons on this page. 

What are defeat devices?

Defeat devices are designed to reduce emissions in order to falsely pass regulatory approval tests. When fitted with a defeat device, the vehicle understands when it is under ‘test conditions’ and emissions are reduced so to pass these tests. However, these ‘test conditions’ do not reflect how the vehicle actually performs when driven in the real world. Outside of test conditions, the affected vehicles release much higher emissions and their overall performance is much lower. As such, without the operation of a defeat device, the vehicles would not pass the necessary regulatory tests.

PGMBM believes that Vauxhall deliberately misled its customers as to the real levels of emissions their vehicles produce and started the Vauxhall Diesel Fraud Claim to help those affected claim compensation.

Vauxhall’s sister brand, Opel, has previously been under scrutiny by the German Federal Motor Transport Authority – Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (KBA). The KBA published a mandatory recall on 23 January 2020 for the Opel models Zafira 1.6 and 2.0 litre CDTi, Insignia 2.0 CDTi and Cascada 2.0 CDTi built between 2012 and 2016. The reason for the recall is that the vehicles are believed to contain an impermissible defeat device.

As a result of these vehicles being on the road, adults and children may have suffered respiratory problems from breathing in the high volumes of toxicants found in polluted air.

If you owned or leased a Vauxhall diesel vehicle first registered between 2009 and 2019, you may be able to join the Vauxhall Diesel Fraud Claim.

Start your claim today with PGMBM. You may receive thousands of pounds in compensation.

Who are PGMBM?

PGMBM is a top global law firm combining the talents of some of the UK’s leading solicitors and barristers.

We are one of the lead firms in the similar group action against the Volkswagen Group and are currently bringing claims against Mercedes-Benz, Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles and the Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance. We are at the forefront of group emissions claims and represent over a hundred thousand victims in these actions.  

PGMBM recently dealt a significant blow to the Defendants in the Volkswagen NOx Emissions Group Litigation, establishing that thousands of its vehicles contained illegal defeat devices. The judge refused to grant the Defendants permission to appeal his judgment. We intend to build upon this initial success against Volkswagen in pursuing your claim against Vauxhall.

Our expert team will support you throughout the litigation and ensure the process is as simple as possible. We feel strongly that Vauxhall should be held to account for their actions and are passionate about securing compensation for those affected.  

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Emissions cases globally

Emissions litigation around the globe has already started to yield results for consumers in the United States, Germany, and Australia.

In the United States, settlement awards have exceeded $9.8 billion with victims receiving between $5,100 and $10,000. In one case, Volkswagen agreed to buy back or repair more than half a million affected vehicles fitted with illegal defeat devices.

Daimler AG, parent company of Mercedes-Benz, agreed a settlement of $1.5 billion with the US Government and California State Regulators in order to settle similar accusations. In 2019, Mercedes-Benz were also fined €870 million by German prosecutors in addition to 774,000 of its vehicles being recalled.

Environmental Impact

Some vehicles fitted with defeat devices have been shown to produce up to 40x the legal NOx limits. PGMBM are investigating reports that Dieselgate may have led to one million extra metric tons of harmful pollutants entering into the atmosphere yearly.

When released into the atmosphere, nitrogen oxide quickly converts into nitrogen dioxide which absorbs sunlight to create smog. It is smog that can exacerbate health conditions such as asthma, bronchitis and emphysema. The pollutants can also be washed into the ground in the form of acid rain, which can harm wildlife and decimate fragile ecosystems.

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We believe that Vauxhall may have fitted hundreds of thousands of their diesel vehicles, manufactured between 2009 and 2019, with illegal emissions defeat (or cheat) devices.

If you have owned or leased one of the vehicles affected, you could be eligible for significant compensation.

PGMBM believe Vauxhall deliberately misled its customers regarding the level of emissions that affected vehicles produced.

We think customers should be compensated for the following reasons:

  • A possible decrease in the market value of their car
  • Nitrogen dioxide can be harmful to children, adults and the environment
  • Customers may have experienced higher fuel bills and maintenance costs
  • The performance of these vehicles may have been negatively affected
  • We believe that Vauxhall has broken the trust of their customers.


PGMBM is fighting for victims to be compensated for Vauxhall’s wrongdoing.

We will strive to win you as much as possible and are aiming to recover the entire cost of your vehicle.

Whilst there are no guarantees, as this is ultimately a decision for the courts, we are optimistic that we may be able to obtain damages of up to £10,000 per vehicle.

There are no upfront costs when signing up with PGMBM. We accept instructions on a No-Win, No-Fee basis, which protects you from paying any costs in the event that we are unsuccessful.

Under the terms of this agreement, you will only be liable to pay our fees and expenses, as well as those of barristers, funders and insurers, if the case is successful. The exact amount you will pay will depend upon how long the case takes, how much time we need to spend on it, and the level of compensation obtained.

Unlike some other firms, we cap our fees at a maximum of 50%, inclusive of VAT, of the compensation you receive. Depending on the course of the litigation, it is possible that the actual fee may be as low as 20%.

If you bought or leased a Vauxhall vehicle between 2009 and 2019, then it is very likely that you will have a claim.

Once you have submitted your claim and joined the action, our team will conduct an assessment of your individual circumstances in order to ensure you have a valid claim.

Our claims process is quick and simple.

Simply submit your details via the Chatbot on this page by clicking on any of the buttons. If we believe that you are eligible to claim, we will send you a short questionnaire to complete.

From there, there is not much more that you need to do. Should we need anything further from you, we will let you know, but mostly we will just keep you updated on how the case is going.

PGMBM is a top global law firm combining the talents of some of the UK’s leading solicitors and barristers.

We are one of the lead firms in the similar group action against the Volkswagen Group and are currently bringing claims against Mercedes-Benz, Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles and the Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance. We are at the forefront of group emissions claims and represent over a hundred thousand victims in these actions. 

PGMBM recently dealt a significant blow to the Defendants in the Volkswagen NOx Emissions Group Litigation, establishing that thousands of its vehicles contained illegal defeat devices. The judge refused to grant the Defendants permission to appeal his judgment. We intend to build upon this initial success against Volkswagen in pursuing your claim against Vauxhall.

You will receive the legal documents and the terms and conditions upon signing up. We are intending to run this case as a group action, meaning that we bring all of our clients’ cases forward together.

Should the Vauxhall NOx Emissions Group Litigation not be successful, then as long as you have stuck to the terms and conditions set out, you will not pay a penny. We take out an insurance policy to protect you against the defendants’ legal costs in the event that the case is unsuccessful.

This is simply the fee stipulated in return for our agreement to act on your behalf.

Litigating against Vauxhall will not be as straightforward as other types of claim commonly pursued, such as a personal injury case. As a result, PGMBM will incur significant time and financial expense in bringing this action.  

In any event, you will always keep at least 50% of your damages.

It is worth checking whether you have legal expense insurance which would cover a claim of this nature. However, in our experience, these policies typically do not cover group actions, have insufficient levels of coverage, and contain restrictive terms which would prevent us acting in your best interests. We will, however, investigate where necessary.

Whilst PPI claims historically took just a few months, this was because they followed years of investigation by the governing regulatory body as well as heavily contested and protracted litigation – which brought the scandal to light.

As a claimant in this case, you are part of the initial case being put forward against Vauxhall.

We cannot guarantee a timescale for this group action, but we will aim to progress your claim as expediently as possible.

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