The Car Claim Foundation, which previously filed a mass claim against Volkswagen because the company used so-called cheating software in its cars, is now also suing Renault and Dacia.

According to the foundation, both car brands, which belong to the same group of companies, also lied about their emissions.

Renault is already being sued in France for using software in its cars that shows lower CO2 emissions than the car actually emits.

The Dutch foundation is now also filing a mass claim against Renault and sister brand Dacia for the Dutch market.

It concerns cars that were sold between September 1, 2009 and September 1, 2019.

"Under normal use, these cars emit up to sixteen times more nitrogen than is legally permitted," says chairman Guido van Woerkom.

"Renault and Dacia knew this, but kept it quiet to their customers. They have been misled by this and have paid too much for a defective product."

In the Netherlands it would be more than 150,000 cars.

Car Claim wants all injured drivers to be compensated.

The Dutch importer of Renault and the dealers that sell the brands are also being summoned.

In 2015, it was discovered in the US that Volkswagen had installed cheating software in its diesel cars.

This did not reflect the correct CO2 emissions, so that the company appeared to remain within the legal limits, while that was not the case.

The case led to a slew of charges against the company.

Other car brands were not mentioned in the initial investigations, but further investigation revealed that Renault was also involved in the dieselgate scandal.

See also: This is what you need to know about the Volkswagen diesel scandal