Emission standards are crucial to reducing the impact of vehicles on the environment. Unfortunately, in recent years the auto industry has come under fire for serious allegations of manipulation of test results. Diesel cars from several leading manufacturers were falsely presented as emissions-compliant vehicles, when in reality they were emitting significantly higher levels of pollutants than allowed.

Appearance of Compliance with Dieselgate

It is now known that several car manufacturers, including Renault, Opel, Peugeot, Citroën, Mercedes, Dacia and DS, were involved in what is now being called “Dieselgate. They installed software in their diesel cars that lowered emission levels during testing, but those levels rose when the cars were actually on the road.

As a result, diesel cars, once sold as more environmentally friendly, are emitting far more pollutants than we ever imagined. This has led to serious consequences for diesel car owners.

The Consequences for Owners of Diesel Cars

Because of this scandal, diesel cars have suffered significant depreciation in value, making them harder to sell. Furthermore, owners overpaid for cars that did not meet promised environmental standards.

If you own or have owned a diesel car of the brands listed and it was built between September 2009 and September 2019, it is very likely that you have overpaid due to manufacturer manipulation.

Right to Damages:Am I Eligible?

The good news is that as an aggrieved car owner, you are entitled to compensation. This includes those who leased a diesel car of the brands in question.

To be eligible for a diesel claim , you must meet the following criteria:

  1. You are the owner or former owner of a diesel car of the Renault, Opel, Peugeot, Citroën, Mercedes, Dacia or DS brands, or you have leased such a car.
  2. Your diesel car was built between September 2009 and September 2019.
  3. Your diesel car was sold in the Netherlands, imported into the Netherlands and/or registered in the Netherlands with the RDW during the relevant period;
  4. You make an application for compensation.

How Do I Claim My Compensation?

Claiming your compensation is quite simple. Go to EmissionClaim.nl and follow the steps to file your claim. This website provides detailed information about the claim process, including what you need to support your claim and how to track your claim.

Here are some steps to help you with the process:

  1. Gather your documents:Make sure you have all necessary documents on hand, such as your vehicle registration, purchase or lease agreement and other relevant documents that can prove ownership of the diesel car.
  2. Fill out the claim form:On EmissionClaim.co.uk, you will find an easy-to-follow claim form. Fill in all the necessary details, including details about your car and your contact information.
  3. Submit your claim:After completing the form, you can submit your claim. Make sure all information is correct and complete to avoid delays.
  4. Track your claim:After submitting your claim, you can track its progress on the website.

It is important to note that although the claims process is simple, it may take some time to receive a response, depending on the number of claims submitted.


It is an unfortunate truth that many car owners have been misled by car manufacturers and overpaid for diesel cars that did not meet promised emissions standards. However, if you are one of these car owners, it is important to know that you are entitled to compensation.

By filing your claim with EmissionClaim, you can take steps to receive compensation for the diminished value of your vehicle and the additional costs you have incurred due to the deceptive practices of car manufacturers.

Stand up for your rights and claim your compensation today.