Diesel emission scandals have already affected many car manufacturers, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is one of the latest to be investigated for allegedly fitting illegal emission defeat devices to hundreds of thousands of their diesel vehicles.
In July 2020, Authorities in Germany, Italy, and Switzerland investigating emissions fraud and the use of defeat devices raided the offices of Fiat Chrysler and CNH Industrial (the parent company of Iveco).
Defeat devices temporarily reduce vehicle emissions to cheat regulatory checks. The vehicle is put under low emission ‘test conditions’ to pass regulatory checks. However, real world driving emissions are much higher and the vehicles would not pass regulatory checks without the use of defeat devices.
PGMBM believes the devices were used in Fiat Chrysler’s vehicles between 2008 and 2020 and are hopeful that customers could claim back up to £10,000 per affected vehicle. We are aiming to claim back the entire cost of each vehicle.
In a similar case in the US, Fiat Chrysler has already paid millions of dollars to its customers.
We think Fiat Chrysler deliberately misled its customers about the real level of emissions produced by their vehicles and believe customers should be compensated for the following reasons:
• The increased Nitrogen Dioxide levels are 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.
The diesel engines affected were used in Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Jeep, Iveco and Suzuki vehicles. Whilst Suzuki is not a subsidiary of the Fiat Chrysler Group, certain vehicles they produce are equipped with Fiat Chrysler diesel engines which have been found to exceed emissions limits.
Customers who owned more than one vehicle between 2008 and 2020 are entitled to claim for each vehicle with PGMBM.
We want affected customers to be compensated for the wrong doings of Fiat Chrysler, just as they were in the United States.
PGMBM are litigating this case on a No-Win, No-Fee basis, meaning there’s no risk to you in registering for this claim. If we don’t win, you don’t pay any of the legal fees.
To find out more about the claim and sign up in under a minute, head to fiatclaim.pgmbm.com