Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) finds with expert opinion that Daimler transferred the installation of illegal neutralization devices to a Mercedes E-class diesel model. Software expert Felix Domke found eight shutdown devices that specifically choked cleaning exhaust gases in road operation, explained the DUH. Domke prepared the report on behalf of the Milberg law firm. Daimler contradicted that the functions described were known and not an impermissible defeat device. The wave of damages claims by diesel owners against Daimler has already reached the Federal Court of Justice in several proceedings. So far none of them have resulted in a verdict against the automaker because the existence of a circumvention device alone is not considered immoral damage.
October 27, 2021