Daimler To Recall 774000 Mercedes Over Defeat Devices

Posted: Jun 12 2018, 2:12pm CDT | by , in Cars & Vehicles


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Daimler to Recall 774000 Mercedes Over Defeat Devices
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  • Daimler to recall 774,000 Mercedes models due to emission 'defeat devices'

German Government orders Daimler Company to Recall Hundreds of Thousands of Vehicles across Europe due to Unauthorized Software or so-called Emission Defeat Devices

Germany’s government ministry of transport has asked the Mercedes-Benz Company to recall 774,000 of its cars due to major faults being present in them.

These include: the Vito, the C-Class and GLC models. Besides this, the parent Daimler Company was also categorically told to recall over 238,000 vehicles due to some serious hanky panky in their inner working machinery.

While the condition and state of wear and tear that these cars had undergone has not been disclosed, they may include some of the latest models. Thus they carry Euro 6 emissions certification which comes as somewhat of a relief.

The German Minister of Transport met in private with the chairman of Mercedes to discuss the issue. It seems that independent road tests have revealed some pretty obvious flaws in the vehicles.

One of the problematic things is the software that runs in the vehicles. It concerns the input of Ad Blue solution into the filters. The Daimler Company executives have promised that they will do all they can to rectify the chinks in the armor.

Cooperation has been the agreed-upon watchword here. The revamping of the software is something which needs to be accomplished on an urgent basis.

The number of cars in the UK which will be influenced by this recall effort remain an unknown entity for now. However, the number may actually turn out to be a lot. The German government has so far only ordered the recall of vehicles that exist within the borders of Germany.

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