Daimler ag, the German parent company of Mercedes-Benz, along with some of the Dutch dealers, through the foundation of Diesel Emissions, Justice (DEJF) to the right organization. DEJF will the released parties be liable for any damage caused as a result of the application of the so-called sjoemelsoftware in diesel engines.
the board members to walk according to the DEJF and the risk of impairment in their diesel car and the higher maintenance costs. In addition, due to higher-than-promised emissions more quickly, last of the inrijverboden the type approval of the vehicle may be in danger.
"this dieselfraude has a job and have inflicted severe damage on consumers, the environment and public health. We found that the affected vehicle owners will be entitled to receive a fair compensation for the damages that they have been harmed," said DEJF director of the Edna Hendricks.
in Europe, the Dutch importer and a few Mercedes-Benz dealers have been sued under the Act on the Collective Settlement of mass tort, which, as of 1 January of the force. Hence, there is a class action for damages may be made. DEJF's by the owners authorized the negotiation, and litigation. "We have a strong mandate," said Hendricks.'Vigorously defend'
step-by DEJF follows a previous infringement procedure against Volkswagen in march 2020, and the height of the dieselschandaal began at the end of 2015. Due to the use of the sjoemelsoftware will allow the vehicle to an emission test, to recognize the emissions are then adjusted. Because of this, it seemed that the models of the Volkswagen, and later with other brands of cleaner in the bedroom.
Europe is the last month in a letter by the DEJF will be notified of the lawsuit. "We will vigorously defend against any unjustified claims that are filed against us," declares Daimler ag on Tuesday in his response.