Specialist class action law firm Harcus Parker has obtained previously unseen documents which show as many as 100,000 petrol 1.2 litre Nissan Qashqais breach emissions limits by up to 15 times when driven on roads in real world conditions.
The law firm, which is today launching a major legal action against the two car giants, has also seen independent test data which indicates that as many as 700,000 Renault diesel vehicles and 600,000 Nissan diesel vehicles in the UK could also be fitted with prohibited ‘defeat devices’.
UK customers overpaid for their vehicles as a result of the alleged defeat devices being fitted and are entitled to compensation worth in the region of £5,000 each.
The affected models include the Nissan Qashqai, Note, Juke and X-Trail, and Renault Clio, Espace, Captur, Megane and Scenic, made between 2009 and 2018. Harcus Parker is encouraging anybody who has owned or leased a one of those vehicles with a diesel engine or a 1.2 litre petrol engine, to join the action.