Mercedes cheated with the software in its cars and sold you a car that appeared clean, but was in reality very polluting, without telling you. In many cases, Mercedes actually pretended that the cars were very clean. Mercedes thereby misled you. If you had known that the car you bought did not remotely meet emission standards, you would not have bought or leased the car at the same price. You are entitled to compensation for those damages.
Anyone who owns or has owned, or is or has been a leasee of, a Mercedes diesel vehicle produced between 1 September 2009 and 1 September 2019 and marketed in the Netherlands can apply. After adding your vehicle(s), you will receive notification from us whether the vehicle is eligible.
We issued the writ on 30 December 2020. See here for the writ. We expect the proceedings to take another 2 to 3 years or so. See the specific page on our website about the proceedings against Mercedes for more information. It is possible that follow-up proceedings may be needed to win damages.
After you have applied and added your vehicle(s), Emission Claim Foundation will keep you informed through update emails. In the meantime, if you have any questions about the state of play, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org