Airbag failure: Supreme Court rejects Mercedes Benz defence that seat belt was sufficient protection

The Court upheld a ₹5 lakh fine for non-deployment of airbags, and an additional ₹5 lakh fine for the failure of Mercedes Benz to disclose the limits of the functioning of its airbag features.
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The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a ₹10 lakh fine imposed on Mercedes Benz India Private Limited for deficiency of service and unfair trade practice on account of the non-deployment of airbags in one of its cars during an accident [Mercedes Benz India Private Limited v. CG Power and Industrial Solutions Limited and Others].

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