FIAT CHRYSLER
DIESEL CLAIM

Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Jeep, Iveco and Suzuki diesel vehicles are all now affected.

If you have bought or leased any of the above diesel vehicles first registered between 2008 and 2020, you may be entitled to claim up to £10,000

It's your turn to claim

Diesel emission scandals have already affected many car manufactures and some have had to pay out millions or even billions in compensation.

The Fiat Chrysler Group is now under investigation for allegedly fitting illegal emission defeat devices to hundreds of thousands of their diesel vehicles.

In a similar case in the US, Fiat Chrysler has already paid millions of dollars to its customers.

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 of their vehicles are equipped with Fiat Chrysler diesel engines which have been found to exceed emissions limits.

We believe Fiat Chrysler’s customers could be entitled  up to £10,000 per affected vehicle, however, we are aiming to win back the entire cost of each vehicle.

If you ever owned or leased a diesel vehicle from Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Jeep, Iveco or Suzuki, first registered between 2008 and 2020, then you may be able to claim.

Customers who owned more than one vehicle that meets the description above can make multiple claims.

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 that Fiat Chrysler deliberately misled its customers about the real level of emissions produced by their vehicles.

Why is it important to claim?

We believe Fiat Chrysler deliberately misled customers about the amount of emissions these vehicles produced 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.

We believe Fiat Chrysler has broken the trust of their customers, just like other manufacturers such as Mercedes and Volkswagen.

We believe affected customers should be compensated for the wrong-doings of Fiat Chrysler, just as they were in the United States.

Financial Compensation

Join the group action and you may be able to claim back £10,000 or potentially even the entire purchase price of your vehicle.

Your vehicle's performance

Fiat Chrysler misled owners about the performance of their vehicles. As a result, your vehicle may have been less efficient than expected and may have cost you more in fuel and maintenance.

Health and the environment

Fiat Chrysler's defeat devices led to increased levels of toxic nitrogen dioxide pollution. These harmful emissions worsen respiratory conditions and reduce life expectancy.

Why choose PGMBM?

PGMBM is a top UK and global law firm combining the talents of some of the UK’s leading solicitors and barristers with the financial resources and expertise of American class-action lawyers.

We are currently a lead firm in similar group actions against Volkswagen and Mercedes. We represent hundreds of thousands of clients around the world in other group actions holding large multinational companies to account for their corporate misdeeds.

We litigate on your behalf and make sure the whole legal process is as simple as possible. Claiming with us is much easier than trying to sue Fiat Chrysler on your own.

Meet the team

Easy sign-up

We do all the work for you. Our sophisticated software validates your documents and quickly registers your claim.

No-win, no-fee

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.

Group claim experts

We specialise in group litigation and our team is litigating a number of high value claims against large corporations.

Business and fleet managers

If you’re a business or fleet manager then visit our dedicated page to find out more about how you can claim for multiple commercial vehicles.

FAQ's

Fiat Chrysler are under investigation for allegedly fitting illegal emissions defeat devices to hundreds of thousands of their cars and vans.

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

We believe Fiat Chrysler deliberately misled customers about the amount of emissions these vehicles produced 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 was negatively affected.

Affected customers should be compensated for the wrong-doings of Fiat Chrysler, just as they were in the United States Volkswagen claim.

We will strive to win you as much as possible and are aiming to recover the entire cost of your vehicle. The exact amount will be decided by the Court.

Fiat Chrysler has agreed to pay approximately $800 million in penalties and compensation to settle similar claims in the United States.

We are, therefore, optimistic that we may be able to obtain damages of up to £10,000 or more per vehicle.

It’s completely free to sign up and join the claim. You will be asked to enter into a “no win, no fee” agreement with us.

Under the terms of this agreement, we will only ever take a cut to pay our fees and expenses, as well as those of barristers, funders and insurers, if the case is successful. The exact amount will depend upon how long the case takes, how much time the lawyers need to spend on it, and the level of compensation obtained.

We are unique in capping our fees at a maximum of 50% inclusive of VAT, though the actual fee may be as low as 20%. At PGMBM our goal is to claim back the entire purchase price of the car for you.

If you bought or leased any of the following diesel vehicles first registered between 2008 and 2020, then you are likely able to claim: Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Jeep, Iveco or Suzuki.

Once you’ve signed up, we’ll ask for some further information from you in a questionnaire and we’ll let you know for sure whether you’re able to claim.

We’ve made the entire process simple and straightforward for you.

For starters, follow the Chatbot on this page and register your details with us. Once you’ve signed up, we’ll send you a questionnaire to fill out, and let you know whether you’re able to claim.

We’ll then send you regular updates to let you know how the case is progressing.

PGMBM are a top UK and global law firm combining the talents of some of the UK’s leading solicitors and barristers with the financial resources and expertise of American class action lawyers.

We are passionate about winning this case and are determined to hold Fiat Chrysler to account.

We are currently one of the lead firms in similar group claims against Volkswagen and Mercedes, and we represent tens of thousands of clients.

By joining our group claim you have the best chance of getting compensation and we make sure the whole process simple and straightforward.

We do everything for you and make your claim easy and stress free. We operate on a “no win, no fee” basis, and cap our fees at a maximum of 50%.

We’re going to run this case as a group action, meaning that we run all of our clients’ cases under one “umbrella”. This makes it easier to move all the cases forward together instead of doing them one at a time.

If we don’t win compensation for you, and provided you keep to the terms of the agreement, then you won’t pay a penny. We protect you against any costs that Fiat Chrysler may incur by taking out an insurance policy known as After-The-Event (ATE) insurance that covers all of the costs if the case isn’t successful.

This is not as straightforward as some other cases like personal injury or PPI. The deduction has 3 elements in it: first the success fee, because we are sharing the risk of the case with you. Don’t forget we don’t get paid anything if we lose. Second, any potential shortfall of our costs that Fiat Chrysler don’t pay. Third, the cost of the ATE policy that needs to be paid.

We call this type of insurance Before-The-Event (BTE) insurance because you’ll have had it in place before this claim started. It’s worth checking for Legal Expense policies however, they will usually not cover a car purchase from this long ago. They usually don’t cover group action either.

When we send out all the documents at the start of the case, we’ll send out a questionnaire about this and contact any insurers you have policies with to see if this can be used.

Our case is distinct from PPI cases. PPI cases usually follow years of investigation by financial regulation authorities and multiple drawn out court cases. As a claimant in this case, you are part of the initial case being put forward against Fiat Chrysler.

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

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Tom Goodhead

Managing Partner

Tom graduated from the University of Oxford, with a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics and holds a master’s degree from the University of Cambridge. He subsequently qualified as a Barrister, and is currently litigating two of the largest group litigations in UK legal history (claims against BHP and Volkswagen).

Harris Pogust

Partner

For over twenty-five years, Harris has been litigating, bringing to trial, and settling claims on behalf of his injured clients, and has over two decades experience in working as lead counsel in class action suits, state court mass tort programs, and federal multidistrict litigations programs in the United States.

Gabriella Bianchini

Partner

Gabriella graduated from the Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo with a degree in Law and holds a master’s degree in Law from King’s College, London. At PGMBM, Gabriella has personally led the representation of dozens of municipalities, bringing claims for over $2bn in the Fundão dam litigation. She is also leading a team of over 20 lawyers in the Brumadinho litigation against TÜV SÜD in Germany.

Chris Neill

Senior Associate

Christopher graduated from Kingston University with a degree in Law, and specialises in corporate accountability and group actions. An experienced litigator, he has a wealth of experience acting for claimants in group and multi-party litigation, as well as complex commercial, product liability, clinical negligence and personal injury disputes. Chris was shortlisted for ‘Rising Star Award’ at the Modern Claims Awards 2017.

Jade Weiner

Senior Associate

Jade graduated 3rd (out of 306 students) with an LLB degree from the University of the Witwatersrand. She has recently completed her BCL, with merit, as a Weidenfeld Hoffmann Trust and Chevening Scholarship recipient, at the University of Oxford. Jade is also qualified as a notary public and mediator,

Emily Hewlett

Associate

Emily graduated from the University of Surrey with a degree in Law, and is currently assisting with cross-jurisdictional matters, including the Fundão Dam collapse claim.

Romona Harding

Associate

Romona qualified as a solicitor in 2010, and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2013, subsequently spending a year in Northern Ireland lecturing in business law, corporate social responsibility and corporate governance. She has expertise in contentious matters, having worked on the Shell Nigeria Group Litigation, and has also advised on corporate responsibility relative to the law.

Jessika Castanon

Associate

Jessika graduated from the University of Brasilia with a degree in Law and holds a joint master’s degree in International Criminal Law from the University of Amsterdam and Columbia University. She is experienced advising on human rights-related litigations, having served as a legal adviser for the Brazilian Judge at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, and has also served a criminal lawyer in white-collar cases in the aftermath of the Carwash scandal in Brazil.

João Malheiros

Global IT Director

João graduated from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, with a degree in Computational Mathematics. Joining the PGMBM team in 2018 as Global IT Director, he is responsible for developing internal technology methods to ensure the operation, maintenance and enhancement of information and security systems in all our offices.

Jordan Lee

Paralegal

Jordan graduated from the University of Liverpool with a degree in Law, and possesses strong commercial awareness and maintains an interest in global financial markets. During his undergraduate degree, he was awarded for his presentation critiquing the contemporary climate of international investment arbitration.

Callum Walters

Paralegal

Callum graduated from the University of Manchester, and joined PGMBM in 2019 after completing his GDL at BPP Law School. He has been predominantly working on the Fundão dam collapse claim, spending a month in Brazil working on the £5bn lawsuit against the mining company BHP.

Isadora Marlow

Paralegal

Isadora received her master’s degree in Law from the Insubria University of Como, in Italy, and has an expertise in Criminal law, Restorative justice and Transitional justice. She previously worked for law firms in Italy and Germany.