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Germany discovers ?illegal? devices that may be in 1M Mercedes diesels

Volkswagen parent ordered to recall 774K cars in Europe over emissions cheating Daimler Allegedly Used 5 Defeat Devices In Diesel Cars
Priscilla Morrison | 12 June, 2018, 17:55

"The government will order 238,000 Daimler vehicles to be immediately recalled Germany-wide because of unauthorized defeat devices", the ministry said in a statement.

Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer made the announcement after a meeting with Daimler chief executive Dieter Zetsche on Monday.

Mr Scheuer said that Daimler was willing to work "with co-operative transparency" with the government and "at maximum speed".

He added that the recall was ordered after "intensive and hours-long negotiations" with Daimler.

Up to 774,000 Mercedes vehicles with Euro 6 diesel engines are said to be affected across Europe. The diesel Mercedes C-Class C220d and GLC 220d, as well as the Vito 119CDI, are said to be affected, with German authorities demanding the recall after "illegal switch-off devices" were detected.

The authority said it suspected the emissions control devices were being used in the bulk of Daimler's new Euro 6 diesel auto fleet, insisting that the devices were in breach of current regulations.

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Carmakers use software to manage exhaust emissions filtering and engine performance.

This is specifically linked to two functions of the engine control in Mercedes-Benz Vito vans.

'We don't see any evidence that Daimler was designing software to deliberately cheat on emission testing, ' he said. Daimler has previously clashed with the KBA's findings regarding diesel emissions, and has maintained it has done nothing wrong.

KBA believes Daimler's Euro 6 diesels are emitting polluting gases in excess of what the regulations say and the exhaust systems of those cars are featuring manipulating control software.

The Stuttgart-based carmaker has said the US Department of Justice has inquired about the company's emission certification processes, and that German prosecutors in Stuttgart are investigating Daimler employees on suspicion of fraud and criminal advertising.

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