Spanish court orders EUR 5006 to be paid to Audi Q5 owner

November 11, 2016 | By Sylwia Myśliwska
Spanish court orders EUR 5006 to be paid to Audi Q5 owner

On 26.10.2016, a decision was announced in Spain ordering compensation in the amount of EUR 5006 to be paid to the owner of an Audi Q5 diesel car:

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The Spanish Court rejected the replacement of the vehicle or the cancellation of the sale and reimbursement, but agreed to award a compensation for damages, evaluated in 10% of the value of acquisition. The decision confirms that there is no need to sue the manufacturer, as importer and dealer are both jointly liable. The Court also admits that the software is definitively a defeat device in the sense of the EU directive.