Court Rules in Favor of Consumers in Mercedes Benz Diesel Case

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A German court has granted a partial win to consumers in a class action case against Mercedes-Benz.
A German court has granted a partial win to consumers in a class action case against Mercedes-Benz.

A German court has delivered a partial victory for consumers in a class action lawsuit against Mercedes Benz concerning diesel emissions defeat devices, highlighting ongoing concerns over emissions compliance within the automotive industry.

Ruling Details:

The Stuttgart court ruled that certain diesel models of Mercedes Benz equipped with Euro 6 grade engines, manufactured between 2012 and 2016, were found to contain cheat devices. However, the court found no violations in older Euro 5 models.

Consumer Remedies:

According to the court’s verdict, affected vehicle owners can return their cars and receive a refund, adjusted for wear and tear, contingent upon confirmation of the intended violation.

The Federal Association of Consumer Organizations (VZBV), representing approximately 2,800 consumers involved in the case, hailed the ruling as an effective step forward for damages claims.

Mercedes Response and Appeal:

Mercedes Benz has announced its intention to appeal the court’s decision, asserting that the claims against the company are unfounded. A spokesperson reiterated the company’s commitment to defending itself against the allegations.

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