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Ford emissions claim

Leigh Day is investigating a potential group claim against Ford over allegations that certain diesel vehicles contain “cheat devices” that enable them to cheat emissions tests. Over 17,000 have already joined the claim.

Leigh Day is investigating a potential group claim against Ford over allegations that certain diesel vehicles contain “cheat devices” that enable them to cheat emissions tests.

If you are responsible for a fleet of vehicles, please contact us by emailing, and we would be happy to check all your vehicles. 

Check whether your Ford vehicle may be affected

The claims are being investigated on behalf of people who leased or owned Ford diesel vehicles. The claims could be worth up to 75% of the purchase price of the vehicle for each owner.

Monitoring shows that when the vehicles are driven on the road, they emit many times more levels of toxic Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) gases than under test conditions.

This is extremely damaging, as increased levels of NOx contribute to air pollution which is reported to be the largest environmental risk to UK public health and is linked to as many as 64,000 early deaths a year.

Join the Ford emissions claim

You could be entitled to compensation if you leased or bought an affected vehicle

What is the Ford emissions claim?

We believe that the ‘defeat devices’ used in the vehicles are unlawful under UK law and, consequently, there are potentially hundreds of thousands of unlawfully polluting vehicles still on the roads in the UK.

We believe that owners of the affected vehicles should be compensated because they were mis-sold these vehicles, which were advertised as being more environmentally friendly with lower NOx emissions. Increased levels of NOx emissions are harmful to the environment and to the health of children and adults.

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Why choose Leigh Day?

Leigh Day is one of the country’s leading law firms and bringing group actions on behalf of consumers is one of our key areas of specialism. We have been involved in many important and cutting-edge group actions brought in the UK. Our expertise in holding corporations to account is unrivalled.

We will be bringing these claims on a 'No Win-No Fee' basis. This means that we will only deduct up to a maximum of 30% (exclusive of VAT and expenses) of your damages if the claim is successful, but if the claim is lost you will not have to pay anything. This is a significantly lower fee than many firms and claims management companies who will charge up to 50% of your damages for the same claim.

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Leading experts in vehicles emissions group claims

Leigh Day is joint-lead law firm in the emissions litigation on behalf of UK Volkswagen owners, and in April 2020 won the first round of that case against Volkswagen in the UK High Court.

We have recently issued proceedings against Mercedes-Benz following allegations of emissions cheating.

We have also been instructed by thousands of owners of Renault, Nissan, Vauxhall, Porsche, Audi, Jaguar Land Rover and other VW Group vehicles to pursue emissions claims against those manufacturers.

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Fast eligibility checker

Thanks to our fast eligibility form, you can instantly check if your vehicle is potentially affected.

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Claim FAQs

If you have any further questions, feel free to take a look at our Ford emissions claim FAQs.

Contact the team

To make a claim, get in touch with our expert consumer lawyers today.

Complete the online form to join the claim.
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• Call: 0330 097 7853

Claim for a fleet of vehicles

To find out quickly and easily whether vehicles within your fleet are eligible for these claims, please contact our team who will be happy to help. 

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