Saturday, 18 August, 2018

Defeat devices reportedly found in diesel Daimlers

The logo of Mercedes Benz car of German auto giant Daimler The logo of Mercedes Benz car of German auto giant Daimler
Priscilla Morrison | 12 June, 2018, 08:55

The authority said it suspected the emissions-control devices were being used in the bulk of Daimler's new diesel auto fleet that was built to comply with the latest Euro 6 emissions standards, encompassing some 1 million vehicles, according to the report.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Vito models with diesel engines and a sports utility variant of the sedan, known as the GLC, were the main cars found to be at fault, the ministry said.

Daimler declined to comment on the 1 million vehicles figure, but said it is cooperating fully and transparently with the KBA and Germany's Transport Ministry.

Dieter Zetsche, Daimler CEO, will meet Germany's transport minister Andreas Scheuer today to discuss the problem and what should be done next. That controversy has cost VW about $30 billion in fines.

In the years since 2015, other German carmakers have also been forced to recall vehicles to fix manipulated software, although none has so far admitted to mass cheating as Volkswagen did.

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Germany can only order the recall of vehicles within its own borders, or of those vehicles issued with a pan-European road-worthiness certification via German authorities.

Prosecutors raided Munich-based BMW in March, saying their investigation was "only just getting started" after gathering evidence, and announced on Monday they suspect Audi chief executive Richard Stadler of fraud.

Otherwise, "car firms will continue to stumble into the future and watch as their reputations are destroyed", he warned.

KBA assumes the devices were meant to help a broad majority of Daimler's new diesel cars pass recently introduced Euro 6 emissions standards.

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