Have you purchased or leased a diesel Ford vehicle that was first registered in the UK between 2007 and 2020?

You may be eligible to claim up to £10,000 as part of the Ford Diesel Fraud Claim after it was alleged they fitted illegal emissions cheat devices in their vehicles.

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Interested in the Ford Diesel Fraud Claim but want to know more? Here’s all the information you need:

Ford allegedly fitted illegal emission defeat (or cheat) devices in hundreds of thousands of their diesel vehicles in the UK.

If you have ever owned or leased a diesel Ford car or van, first registered between 2007 and 2020, then you may be able to claim compensation.

In similar Dieselgate cases around the world, other manufacturers have already paid billions in damages to customers as part of various settlement agreements.

We believe Ford customers could be owed up to £10,000 for Ford’s part in the Dieselgate scandal as part of the Ford Diesel Fraud Claim.

Customers who owned or leased more than one affected vehicle are entitled to make claims for each of their vehicles.

What are
defeat devices?

Defeat devices are designed to reduce emissions in order to falsely pass regulatory approval tests. When fitted with a defeat device, the vehicle understands when it is under ‘test conditions’ and emissions are reduced so to pass these tests. However, these ‘test conditions’ do not reflect how the vehicle actually performs when driven in the real world.

Outside of test conditions, the affected vehicles release much higher emissions and their overall performance is much lower. As such, without the operation of a defeat device, the vehicles would not pass the necessary regulatory tests.

Pogust Goodhead believes that Ford deliberately misled its customers as to the real levels of emissions their vehicles produce.

As a result of these vehicles being on the road, adults and children may have suffered respiratory problems from breathing in the high volumes of toxicants found in polluted air.

If you owned or leased a Ford diesel vehicle first registered between 2007 and 2020, you may be able to claim as part of the Ford Diesel Emissions Fraud Claim.

Start your claim today with Pogust Goodhead. You may receive thousands of pounds in compensation.

Who are
Pogust Goodhead?

Pogust Goodhead is a top global law firm combining the talents of some of the UK’s leading solicitors and barristers.

We were one of the lead firms in the similar group action against the Volkswagen Group, where a £193M UK settlement payment was agreed for UK drivers, and are currently bringing claims against Mercedes-Benz, Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles and the Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance. We are at the forefront of group emissions claims and represent over a hundred thousand victims in these actions.  

We intend to build upon this initial success against Volkswagen in pursuing your claim against Ford.

Our expert team will support you throughout the litigation and ensure the process is as simple as possible. We feel strongly that Ford should be held to account for their actions and are passionate about securing compensation for those affected.  

We are here to help every step of the way when you sign up with Pogust Goodhead for the Ford Diesel Fraud Claim. 

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Emissions litigation around the globe under the Dieselgate scandal has already started to yield results for consumers in the United States, Germany, and Australia.

In the United States, settlement awards have exceeded $9.8 billion with victims receiving between $5,100 and $10,000. In one case, Volkswagen agreed to buy back or repair more than half a million affected vehicles fitted with illegal defeat devices.

Daimler AG, parent company of Mercedes-Benz, agreed a settlement of $1.5 billion with the US Government and California State Regulators in order to settle similar accusations. In 2019, Mercedes-Benz were also fined €870 million by German prosecutors in addition to 774,000 of its vehicles being recalled.


Some vehicles fitted with defeat devices have been shown to produce up to 40x the legal NOx limits. Pogust Goodhead are investigating reports that Dieselgate may have led to one million extra metric tons of harmful pollutants entering into the atmosphere yearly.

When released into the atmosphere, nitrogen oxide quickly converts into nitrogen dioxide which absorbs sunlight to create smog. It is smog that can exacerbate health conditions such as asthma, bronchitis and emphysema. The pollutants can also be washed into the ground in the form of acid rain, which can harm wildlife and decimate fragile ecosystems.


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As part of the Dieselgate scandal, we believe that Ford fitted illegal emissions defeat (or cheat) devices in hundreds of thousands of their diesel vehicles, manufactured between 2007 and 2020. 

If you have owned or leased one of the vehicles affected, you could be eligible for significant compensation. 

We believe Ford deliberately misled its customers regarding the level of emissions that affected vehicles produced. We think customers should be compensated for the following reasons: 

  • A possible decrease in the market value of their car 
  • Nitrogen dioxide can be 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. 

While you may not have noticed the direct consequences of the problems Ford caused, you may have still been affected 

We believe that Ford has broken the trust of their customers. Pogust Goodhead is fighting for victims to be compensated for Ford’s wrongdoing. 

We are striving to win you as much as possible and are aiming to recover the entire cost of your vehicle. 

Whilst there are no guarantees, as this is ultimately a decision for the courts, we are confident that we may be able to obtain damages of up to £10,000 per vehicle.   

There are no upfront costs when signing up with us. We accept clients on a No-Win, No-Fee basis, which protects you from paying any costs if we are unsuccessful. 

Under the terms of this agreement, you will only be liable to pay our fees and expenses, as well as those of barristers, funders and insurers, if the case is successful.  

The exact amount you will pay will depend upon how long the case takes, how much time we need to spend on it, and the level of compensation obtained. 

Unlike some other firms, we cap our fees at a maximum of 50%, inclusive of VAT, of the compensation you receive. However, it is very possible that the actual fee may be as low as 20%. 

If you purchased or leased your vehicle in Scotland, your claim must be made in Scotland. Our Scottish Pogust Goodhead team are currently considering whether Ford can be pursued in Scotland. If your claim is pursued by our Scottish team in the Scottish courts, this will also be on a ‘no win no fee’ basis, but different fee terms apply.

If you bought or leased a Ford diesel vehicle between 2007 and 2020, then it is very likely that you will have a claim.  

This could be a new car or a second-hand car, and you can claim for multiple vehicles owned in the time period.  

Once you have submitted your claim and joined the action, our team will conduct an assessment of your individual circumstances to check you have a valid claim.  

We do all the work to ensure the process is as simple as possible for you. Submit your details and leave the rest to us.  

Our claims process is simple. 

Simply submit your details via the Chatbot on this page by clicking on any of the buttons. If we believe that you are eligible to claim, we will send you a short questionnaire to complete. 

From there, there is not much more that you need to do. Should we need anything further from you, we will let you know, but mostly we will just keep you updated on how the case is going. 

Any Ford diesel vehicle first registered between 2007 and 2020 is likely to be involved in the claim. Submit your details to our chatbot and we can check your eligibility very quickly. 

We have a full list of affected vehicles that we can cross-reference to make the process as easy as possible for you. 

Pogust Goodhead is a top global law firm combining the talents of some of the UK’s leading solicitors and barristers. 

We are one of the lead firms in the similar group action against the Volkswagen Group and are currently bringing claims against several car manufacturers for emissions fraud. We are at the forefront of group emissions claims and represent over a hundred thousand victims in these actions. 

We intend to build upon this initial success against Volkswagen in pursuing your claim against Ford. 

You will receive the legal documents and the terms and conditions upon signing up. We are intending to run this case as a group action, meaning that we bring all our clients’ cases forward together. 

Should the Ford Emissions Group Litigation not be successful, as long as you have stuck to the terms and conditions set out, you will not pay a penny 

We take out an insurance policy to protect you against the defendants’ legal costs if the case is unsuccessful. 

This is simply the fee stipulated in return for our agreement to act on your behalf. 

Litigating against Ford will not be as straightforward as other types of claim commonly pursued, such as a personal injury case. As a result, Pogust Goodhead will incur significant time and financial expense in bringing this action.   

Don’t forget, we will not be paid anything if the case is unsuccessful.  

No matter what, you will always keep at least 50% of the compensation awarded. 

In our experience, these policies typically do not cover group actions, have insufficient levels of coverage, and contain restrictive terms which would prevent us acting in your best interests. We will, however, investigate where necessary. 

Whilst PPI claims historically took just a few months, this was because they followed years of investigation by the governing regulatory body as well as heavily contested and protracted litigation – which brought the scandal to light. 

As a claimant in this case, you are part of the initial case being put forward against Ford. 

We cannot guarantee a timescale for this group action, but we will aim to progress your claim as expediently as possible. 

Pogust Goodhead recently opened a Scottish office, where we will pursue diesel emissions claims for our clients who purchased or leased their vehicles in Scotland.  The Scottish team are currently considering whether Ford can be pursued in the Scottish courts. You can register your interest of being part of this claim via this page. 

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