You could be eligible for up to
with My Diesel Claim if
you owned or leased a diesel vehicle
between 2009 and 2020.




My Diesel Claim is investigating number of car manufacturers accused of diesel emissions fraud after allegedly fitting defeat devices in their vehicles to cheat emissions tests and laws between 2009 and 2020.

My Diesel Claim aims to get every driver of a diesel vehicle, first registered between 2009 and 2020, a chance of receiving up to £10,000 in compensation.

In May 2022, with the help of My Diesel Claim, Volkswagen (VW) agreed to a £193M settlement for diesel drivers who were affected by the software installed in Volkswagen vehicles. We are confident that this first-of-its-kind diesel emissions fraud decision will not be the last.

Millions of diesel cars and vans are involved in the ‘Dieselgate’ scandal, also known as the diesel emissions fraud claim, and it is believed that they were producing emissions levels that significantly exceeded laws put in place to protect the public and the environment.

Mercedes, Volkswagen, Audi, BMW, Vauxhall, Ford, Citroen, Peugeot, Renault, Nissan, Skoda, Jaguar, Volvo, Hyundai, and Land Rover are among those included in the diesel emissions claim with My Diesel Claim.

Some of these manufacturers have already paid out millions, or even billions, in compensation to drivers.

In the case of Mercedes, it is claimed that each illegal vehicle was producing over 40 times the EU and UK emissions limit.

Pogust Goodhead believes that corporations should be held accountable for the damage they have caused with diesel emissions.

Over 2 million people have already signed up to My Diesel Claim. We are helping affected drivers claim on a No-Win, No-Fee basis. You can read more about My Diesel Claim on Money Saving Expert (MSE) where we are featured. 

Check your eligibility instantly and join the diesel emissions claim in confidence with My Diesel Claim 




Defeat devices, also commonly called cheat devices, are fitted into diesel vehicles to falsify emissions levels by using test conditions to pass regulatory checks.

Real-world driving conditions produce much higher emissions levels, meaning affected vehicles would not pass regulatory checks without the use of defeat devices.

Emissions laws are therefore being cheated and excess emissions can have consequences for the environment and the health of the public.

My Diesel Claim gives drivers the chance to claim back up to £10,000 per vehicle that was fitted with a defeat device.

You can read more about the diesel emissions fraud claim on the Money Saving Expert (MSE) website.










Group litigation is way for a group of people with a common complaint to bring a legal claim. Legal action can be very costly for an individual. It may not be viable for a single person to bring a claim against a big company. A collective claim gives more people access to justice because the cost and resources are shared. 

Group litigation is usually run on a No-win, No-fee basis, reducing financial risk for claimants. Because of their size, group litigation claims can take up to a few years to be resolved. 

The amount that could be won is dependent on a number of factors, but we are aiming to claim back up to £10,000 for every driver. 

As each case progresses, we will be able to give a more accurate depiction of this figure, so be sure to check your emails after signing up to My Diesel Claim for updates. 

Yes. In May 2022, Volkswagen agreed to a £193million payment for around 91,000 drivers in an out of court UK settlement.

The settlement was a part of our VW1 claim for cars with EA189 engines, which were first registered between 2008 and 2015. Whilst this settlement is the first of its kind in the UK, we are confident it will not be the last.

We are still pursuing claims against the Volkswagen Group for vehicles registered from 2009 – 2020 and you can sign up now.

Your My Diesel Claim is being litigated on a No-Win, No-Fee basis, meaning it costs you nothing to join. If we do not win you compensation, we will cover all legal costs and you will not pay a penny.

If the case is won, a percentage will be deducted from your compensation costs to cover legal fees, court fees, and our success fee. Unlike some other firms, we cap our fees at a maximum of 50% inclusive of VAT, although the actual fee may be as low as 20%.

If you purchased or leased your vehicle in Scotland, your claim will be dealt with by our Scottish team. Scottish claims are also pursued on a ‘No-Win, No-Fee basis’, but different fee terms apply.

Type in your vehicles model at the top of this page for more information and to start your claim in under a minute.

For peace of mind, feel free to head to the Money Saving Expert website where a comparison of all the firms litigating the claim and their costs are laid out.

We have made the sign up process as simple as possible for you. In just three easy steps, you can sign up with Pogust Goodhead:  

  1. Input your car model at the top of this page to check it’s included in our claim
  2. Share your basic details with us online
  3. Fill in our questionnaire, which will be sent to you via email 

Once we have all the relevant information, we will be able to confirm your eligibility and include you on our claimants register. We’ll keep you updated as the case progresses.  

We believe customers have been deliberately misled about the amount of emissions their vehicles were producing, and think customers should be compensated for the following reasons:  

  1. The increased Nitrogen Dioxide levels are harmful to children, adults, and the environment
  2. Customers may have experienced higher fuel bills and maintenance costs
  3. The performance of these vehicles was negatively affected.

You can help the environment while making money by claiming back from your vehicle manufacturer. Input your vehicle model at the top of this page and start your claim in under a minute.  

Since Volkswagen were investigated in 2015, a number of car manufacturers have joined the scandal and have been investigated for diesel emissions fraud.
The brands include, but are not limited to:

• Mercedes
• Vauxhall
• Fiat
• Chrysler
• Jeep
• Renault
• Nissan
• Alfa Romeo
• Suzuki
• Many more

Pogust Goodhead are litigating against more manufacturers than any other UK law firm. You can read more on this on the Money Saving Expert website.

Yes, you can. Claims for vehicles with private plates are accepted in the same way as those with standard plates, and you can apply by using the chatbot on this page.  

After signing up, all our clients are asked to complete a questionnaire with some further details about their vehicle. When you input your private plate into the questionnaire, we will be able to automatically detect that it is a cherished plate and will supply a list of vehicles it could apply to.

Simply select the vehicle you would like to claim for and continue.  

Please note that if you have owned multiple eligible vehicles that have used the same private plate, you will need to make a claim for each of the vehicles individually via the homepage and submit questionnaires for each vehicle separately.

We will include the manufacturer and your unique matter/reference number at the top of all our email correspondence with you so that you can differentiate between the claims.  

Yes. We want to make sure the claim is as inclusive as possible and will therefore be accepting claims from all diesel vehicle owners who owned or leased a car or van between 2009 and 2020.

This includes drivers of second hand vehicles, as well as those who purchased or leased their vehicle from new. 

For the avoidance of doubt, you can use any of the buttons on this page to check your eligibility.

In 2022, Pogust Goodhead opened a Scottish office, where we are pursuing diesel emissions claims for our clients who purchased or leased their vehicles in Scotland.

We are investigating claims against Mercedes, BMW, Vauxhall, Volkswagen (non EA189 engines), Citroen, Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Volvo, Peugeot, Fiat, Renault, Hyundai and Nissan. If you purchased or leased a diesel vehicle from one of these manufactures between 2009 and 2020, you may be eligible able to join our Scottish claim. Type in your vehicle model at the top of this page for more information and to start your claim. Our team will assess whether you are eligible to claim in Scotland or England and Wales, based on your answers to our short questionnaire.

Yes. You are entitled to sign up for every diesel vehicle you owned, or still own, within the time period. Make sure to submit a claim for each vehicle individually on this page. 

Please be aware that, if you sign up with multiple vehicles, then you may receive multiple communications and requests for information. All emails will contain matter reference and VRN, so please check each correspondence carefully before submitting.

To find out your car’s engine type, you’ll need your 17 digit Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).  

This is usually stamped on the lower corner of the windshield on the driver’s side and on the door frame of the driver’s side door.  Some vehicles may also have their VIN stamped on a metal plate under the hood, near the engine compartment.  Please enter the VIN into an online VIN decoder and it will tell you your engine model.

If your car has an EA189 Engine, Pogust Goodhead will not be able to represent you further.  If you tick ‘not sure’ and we later establish you have an EA189, we will have to automatically terminate your client retainer.

Pogust Goodhead is paving the way for emissions claims in the UK, and our team of legal professionals are unrivalled in group litigation claims. 

We were integral in the £193M settlement with VW, and we are continuing to fight for justice for all UK drivers. 

We already have more drivers signed up than all other UK firms combined, meaning more people have put their trust in us to handle their claims. You can read more about the diesel emissions claim on the Money Saving Expert website. 




If you are unable to find what you are looking for on this page and need further assistance with your claim, you can speak to our dedicated emissions care team.

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Phone: 0333 015 5900

We want to make sure the process is as simple as possible for you. We’re here to help every step of the way.