Half a million JLR drivers likely to get compensation

Wednesday 07th February 2024 05:28 EST

If a legal claim against Jaguar Land Rover is successful, around 500,000 drivers and motorists associated with the luxury car brand might be entitled to compensation payouts, potentially reaching up to £16,000.

The £3 billion court action has been initiated by law firm Milberg LLP, alleging that Jaguar Land Rover installed faulty diesel particulate filters (DPFs) in several popular vehicle models. The law firm contends that these flawed DPFs negatively impact the car's performance, leading to costly repairs and posing "potentially serious" safety risks for owners.

According to the claim, cars equipped with a defective DPF system necessitate more frequent servicing than initially promised at the time of purchase. Individuals who purchased their cars—whether new or preowned—after July 1, 2018, may be eligible to participate in the case. Successful participants could potentially receive compensation payouts ranging from £3,000 to £16,000.

Milberg LLP bases its estimated payouts on Consumer Protection law, which stipulates that motorists may recover between 25% and 75% of their vehicle's price, depending on the severity of the "misleading or aggressive practice or the difference between the market price of the product at the time of sale, and the price paid."

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