Illegal Defeat Devices Discovered In Daimler Vehicles

Daimler Allegedly Used 5 Defeat Devices In Diesel Cars

Europe-wide some 774,000 vehicles are affected, the ministry said.

Germany ordered Monday the recall of some 774,000 vehicles from Mercedes-Benz maker Daimler across Europe, citing illegal "defeat devices" created to hide high levels of harmful emissions from regulators' tests.

According to the authorities, the cars use an illegal shut-off device that reduces exhaust gas cleaning when the vehicles are being driven normally on the road.

Daimler, like other vehicle manufacturers, uses urea nitrate liquids to naturalize nitrogen oxide emissions in exhaust fumes.

The main offenders in this case are diesel-powered versions of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan, GLC SUV as well as Vito commercial vehicle.

German authorities have also discovered special programming in Daimler cars that they have classified as "inadmissible".

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The reports allege that two engines (OM 642 and OM 651) come with devices that shut down emissions controls under certain situations.

German newspaper Bild Am Sonntag reported that the Federal Motor Transport Ministry believes the majority of Mercedes' Euro 6 diesel engines are fitted with such devices, which could affect as many as 1million vehicles globally.

Mercedes is facing fresh scrutiny over its cars' emissions, after the German Federal Motor Transport Agency, or KBA, ordered parent company Daimler to recall 238,000 vehicles in Germany. However, Germany's road vehicle authority, the KBA, has taken issue with the emission control features amid suspicion they allow vehicles to emit excess pollution without detection.

The company is reportedly confident it can bring the vehicles back into compliance via software update.

Daimler said in a statement only that it "confirmed the recall" and added that "open legal questions will be clarified in appeal proceedings". "Overall, this outcome should de-risk the stock".

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