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Renault emissions claim FAQs

What is the Renault emissions claim?

We’re bringing a group claim against Renault on behalf of its customers over the alleged use of ‘defeat devices’ fitted into some vehicles and breaches of emissions regulations.  

Defeat devices were used to artificially reduce vehicles’ emissions during testing and cheat emissions tests. We believe that this software is unlawful under UK law and that Renault has put profit before the health and safety of its customers.

It’s expected that over a million vehicles could be affected. These vehicles may produce much higher levels of dangerous exhaust emissions than the law permits, which cause harm to both the public and the environment. 

If you owned or leased a diesel Renault between 2008 and 2020, it’s quick and easy to find out if you can join the Renault emissions claim. Simply, complete our online vehicle registration checker to find out if your vehicle was affected.

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Renault emissions claim FAQs

What are diesel emissions?

Vehicle emissions are chemicals in exhaust gases released into the atmosphere when fuels are burnt. Diesel engines emit nitrogen oxides – NO and NOx. NOx is the more toxic form of nitrogen oxide, and has harmful effects on human health and causes environmental damage.

Due to Renault’s behaviour, your vehicle could have been omitting extremely high levels of harmful emissions.

What did Renault do wrong?

We believe Renault sold vehicles that breached UK laws. We believe they misled consumers as to the emissions performance of their vehicles, putting profit before consumers’ health and the environment.

We intend to bring claims to hold Renault to account for their wrongdoing on behalf of those with affected vehicles and obtain the compensation they rightly deserve.

Why should I get involved in the Renault emissions claim?

The car giant sold vehicles that breached UK and European laws, meaning many consumers were misled. There are many reasons why you might choose to join the claim, such as:

  • Your vehicle may have been producing increased levels of NOx, which are harmful to human health and the environment.
  • You may have paid a premium for a vehicle that was thought to be more environmentally friendly.
  • You may not have bought the vehicle had you known about the alleged emissions defeat device and environmental impact.
  • You may have lost money on the resale value of the vehicle due to the alleged defeat device.
  • The performance of your vehicle may have been negatively affected.
  • You may have experienced additional costs such as higher maintenance and increased fuel costs.

We believe Renault and other vehicle manufacturers should be held accountable for the damage they’ve caused, and vehicle owners should be compensated.

What Renault models are affected?

If you owned or leased one of the following Renault models between 2008 and 2020, your vehicle may be affected:

  • Megane
  • Captur
  • Scenic
  • Clio
  • Espace
  • Kadjar
  • Kangoo
  • Laguna
  • Talisman

It’s expected that over a million Renault diesel vehicles are affected.

Find out if your vehicle is affected by completing our online vehicle registration checker.

Is the claim for both petrol and diesel vehicles?

The Renault emissions claim is for diesel vehicles only.

To check your vehicle, simply complete our online vehicle registration checker.

How do I start my Renault emissions claim?

We’ve made the sign-up process quick and easy.  Simply click on the button below and enter your vehicle registration number to find out if you can join the claim.

If your vehicle is eligible, we’ll ask you for some basic details to set up your claim.

We’ll keep you regularly updated on the progress of your claim.

Will I have to pay to bring my Renault emissions claim?

We’re running the claim on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis which means:

  • If the claim is won, a percentage of your compensation will be deducted to cover costs, including legal fees, court fees, and our success fee.
  • If the claim is lost, you will not have to pay anything.

The total deductions for your compensation will never be more than 50% including VAT.

You’ll receive full details about the funding agreement, during the signup process, which we ask you to read and sign before you become a client of the firm.

How much could I receive if my Renault claim is successful?

Each person’s claim is different. If successful, the compensation level may vary depending on several different factors specific to each claim. This includes when the vehicle was purchased, if it was paid for on finance, and if it was bought from an authorised dealership.

That being said, we expect over a million drivers could be owed more than £5,000 in compensation.

What happens if the Renault claim is unsuccessful?

We’re running this claim on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis, which means if the claim is unsuccessful, you will not have to pay us anything.

Full details about the funding agreement are provided during the sign-up process.

How long is the Renault emissions claim expected to take?

The claim is still in the early stages which means currently we’re unable to give an accurate timescale for how long it will take to complete. 

Group actions of this kind can take between 3 to 5 years or, in some cases, longer to progress through the court.

Once you become a client in the group claim, we’ll provide you with regular updates on the progress, next steps, and timescales of the case.

How will I be kept updated on the progress of my Renault emissions claim?

When you become a client in the Renault emissions claim, we’ll send you regular updates on the progress of your claim via email.

We may also contact you on occasion for additional information to support your claim.

Can I claim for more than one vehicle?

Yes. You will need to complete our online vehicle registration checker for each vehicle, to check whether they’re eligible. You’ll also have to complete separate questionnaires for each vehicle.

Can I make a claim for my second-hand Renault diesel vehicle?

Yes. It doesn’t matter whether you purchased your vehicle new or second-hand.  Simply, enter your vehicle registration number below to find out if you can join the claim.

Can I claim if I purchased my vehicle outside of England or Wales?

We’re running this claim through the courts of England and Wales. This means if you purchased or leased one of the affected vehicles in England or Wales you may be eligible to join the claim.

We’re not running claims for affected vehicles purchased or leased outside of England or Wales. Although we’re not currently running claims in other jurisdictions, other law firms may be.

What if I leased or purchased my vehicle on finance?

Yes, provided you leased an eligible vehicle. You can bring a Renault emissions claim if you financed your vehicle using a number of finance options, including:  

  • Hire Purchase
  • Personal Contract Purchase (PCP)
  • Personal Contract Hire (PCH)
  • Lease

Can I make a claim for a company car?

Yes. You’re able to bring a claim providing that the contract is in your name and the vehicle is eligible.

Can I claim for fleet vehicles?

Yes. If you’re bringing a claim for a fleet of affected Renault vehicles, please contact our friendly advisers at: [email protected] who will assist you with your claim.

Why choose Lanier, Longstaff, Hedar & Roberts?

We believe Renault should be held to account for their wrongdoing and we fight fearlessly in our clients’ corner to help them succeed and get the compensation they deserve.

We’re experts at managing large-scale group litigations and our partners have been involved in some of the most significant claims in the UK, including in relation to emissions.

Our decades of experience in successfully bringing group claims against the world’s largest corporations means we’re the ideal law firm to support you in your claim.

Check your registration number today and join the claim.