Car cartel

  1. What is the car dealership cartel?

    Between 2006 and 2013, major car manufacturers joined forces under the name El Club de las Marcas (‘The Brand Club’) with one main objective: to form a cartel. They controlled price fixing of the motor vehicles market for 7 years. As a result, millions of people overpaid for their car, much more than they would have if it weren’t for these abusive practices.

  2. What brands were involved?

    The brands concerned made up for 90% of the market share. These are Citroën, Mitsubishi, BMW, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Ford, Opel, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, Mercedes, Nissan, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Seat, Toyota, Lexus, Audi, Volkswagen, Škoda and Volvo.

  3. How do I know if my car is affected?

    If you bought, leased or rented one or more cars between 2006 and 2013, it is more than likely that you paid more than you should have. You can start your claim by filling in our form. It will take you less than 99 seconds.

  4. Can I claim even if I’ve sold my car?

    Yes, even if you’ve sold your car you can claim to get back the money you overpaid.

  5. Who can file a claim?

    Anyone who has acquired one or more cars either by purchasing, leasing or renting one of the cartel’s brands between 2006 and 2013. Regardless of whether it was from an individual, a self-employed operator or a company.

  6. I have a few cars affected, how can I submit my claim?

    It depends. If all the vehicles belong to the same company, you will only have to file one claim. If you have purchased many cars from different companies, you’ll have to submit a claim for each company.

  7. I have a second-hand car, can I still make a claim?

    In theory, yes. It’s a slightly more complicated process than with new cars, which is why we’d have to review your case in more detail. You can start you claim by filling in our form. It will take you less than 99 seconds.

  8. How much money can I claim?

    If you have a viable case you can get back around 10% to 15% of the car’s price.

  9. Is my claim a sure win?

    A very high percentage of these types of claims are accepted. However, it is difficult to predict exactly how the procedure will end.

    What we can say is that we are very confident in what we do, and in how we do it. That’s why we are committed to our no No Win No Fee policy. In addition, during the process, you can always include our legal expenses insurance. This way you’ll have nothing to worry about in the unlikely event that your claim is unsuccessful.

  10. What documentation will I need to get my claim up and running?

    All you have to do is fill out our form with the information that we will ask from you. You willreach a stage where we will ask you to attach this documentation if you have it. If not, we will let you know how you can obtain it during the process.

    1. Document stating the total price of the vehicle, such as an invoice or the financing,
      leasing or renting contract.
    2. Technical specifications.
    3. Vehicle registration certificate (recommended).
    4.  If sold, proof of sale stating the price (recommended).

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