The regional court in Stuttgart has convicted the car maker Daimler, according to a new report in three cases, to pay damages. In the process, it went to shutdown facilities in the case of the cleaning of exhaust gases of diesel engines. As the “Süddeutsche Zeitung”, NDR and WDR reported, amount to the sum of between 25,000 and 40,000 Euro.

Controversial of these decisions, because the court will have to evaluate the so-called “thermal window” of Mercedes engines as an improper shutdown of the facilities. According to the report, the judgments are not yet final. Daimler intends to appeal against the decisions of appeal.

failed To have any laws, is quoted by the group. The so-called thermal Windows, are necessary to prevent damage to the engine. Thermal Windows are a procedure in which throttles the exhaust-gas cleaning at certain temperatures to harmful deposits in the engine prevent.

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According to a court spokesman in Stuttgart are already many other complaints from car buyers against Daimler pending, it said in the report. Also with a significant number of other complaints is expected. The one of the three proceedings, Munich-based lawyer Thorsten Krause described the judgement as a “breakthrough” that many buyers of Mercedes diesel cars have been waiting for such a decision.

The three judgments of Stuttgart, according to the report, the first to be sentenced in which Daimler damages. Also, the state courts located in Hanau and Karlsruhe had decided, therefore, to 2018, is similar, but not so clearly improper shutdown of the facilities spoken of. These judgments were not yet final, Daimler wants to go in appeal.


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