September 16, 2021 – The German Federal Court of Justice (BGH) has already dealt several times with the temperature-dependent control of the exhaust gas recirculation system (so-called “thermal window”) in Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Germany’s highest court of civil jurisdiction has clarified that a so-called “thermal window” is not immoral (German: “sittenwidrig”) as such. That means: The existence of a “thermal window” alone does not justify damage claims on the basis of unconscionability.
- Decision of September 16, 2021: https://www.bundesgerichtshof.de/SharedDocs/Pressemitteilungen/DE/2021/2021173.html?nn=10690868
- Decision of July 13, 2021: https://www.bundesgerichtshof.de/SharedDocs/Pressemitteilungen/DE/2021/2021126.html?nn=10690868
- Decision of January 19, 2021 (VI ZR 433/19): https://www.bundesgerichtshof.de/SharedDocs/Pressemitteilungen/DE/2021/2021016.html?nn=15276914