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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

BMW Diesel Emissions Class Action FAQs

BMW has been subject to investigations by German and European authorities over the installation of ‘cheat devices’ in their engines which would misreport its performance, particularly of emissions of Nitrogen Oxide (NOx), of various of their diesel models.


We are investigating a class action on behalf of affected vehicle owners. Find out below more information about the BMW diesel emissions claim and how you may be included in the proposed action.

Do I have a claim?

If you have owned or leased an affected BMW vehicle manufactured on or after 1 January 2008 you may be entitled to significant damages for:

·     loss of value of your vehicle

·     cost of repair/replacement

·     loss of fuel efficiency.

In some circumstances it may be possible to obtain a refund.

Will all BMW owners be included in the claim?

Only people who bought or leased an affected vehicle can be included in the proposed class action. Not every BMW vehicle is affected. Please enter your details here and our team will keep you updated of our investigations.

Will claims be included for more than one BMW vehicle?


Will I be included in the claim if I bought or leased my BMW vehicle on finance?

Yes, provided you bought or leased an affected vehicle, you may be able to be included in the claim.

Can I sell, or cease to lease, the vehicle before the BMW claim is finished?

Yes, provided it’s an affected vehicle, you will be included in the BMW claim even if you sell, or cease to lease, your vehicle once proceedings have been commenced.

Am I able to be included in the claim if my vehicle is second-hand?

Yes, provided it’s an affected vehicle, you will be included in a claim whether your vehicle was bought new or second-hand.

Is there any risk in registering?

No, there is no financial risk to you in registering with our law firm.

What will it cost me?

We propose to bring the class action on a 'No Win-No Fee' basis. This means we will not charge any professional legal fees or out-of-pocket expenses until the matter is successful.

We presently intend to commence proceedings in the Supreme Court of Victoria and to apply to the Court for a Group Costs Order (GCO).

If a Group Costs Order is made, the court will approve a percentage of the amount of compensation or damages to be deducted and paid to the lawyers conducting the case.

Further information on how any legal costs are to be calculated will be provided when the proceeding is commenced.

Will I be liable for any of the other side’s costs if the case is unsuccessful?


Will I be included in the BMW claim?

The proposed class action will be commenced on behalf of all persons with affected vehicles.

If you do not wish to be included, you will have an opportunity to opt out before such date as the Court may specify. Published notice will be given of this date in due course.

By registering with our firm, we will:

(a) provide you with regular updates and advice concerning the progress of the case.

(b) assist you in obtaining such information as may be necessary in connection with the resolution of your individual claim if the case is successful.

(c) advise you on what damages may be recoverable in respect of your individual claim.

We’ve made retaining us as your solicitors extremely easy. Simply click here to be registered with our firm.

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