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Germany orders recall of 774,000 Daimler cars in Europe over emissions

AFP  |  Frankfurt Am Main 

ordered today the recall of some 774,000 from maker across Europe, citing illegal "defeat devices" designed to conceal high levels of harmful emissions from regulators' tests.

"The will order an immediate official recall because of illegal defeat devices," Minister said in a statement.

The move mostly affects Vito vans and diesel-powered versions of GLC 4x4s and sedans, Scheuer added.

boss was summoned today for crunch talks with Scheuer over emissions irregularities in the firm's

"says the applications in the the has found fault with will be removed at the greatest possible speed and in cooperative transparency with the authorities," Scheuer said.

So-called were at the heart of Volkswagen's "dieselgate" scandal, in which the world's largest carmaker admitted in September 2015 to installing them in 11 million worldwide.

Vehicles kept to legal emissions limits for harmful substances like nitrogen oxides during lab tests, only to exceed them as much as 40 times in on-road driving.

The scandal has so far cost the world's largest carmaker over 25 billion euros (USD 29.5 billion) in fines, buybacks and compensation, and senior executives are under investigation over their roles in the cheating.

Other German carmakers have also been forced to recall vehicles to fix manipulated software, although none has so far admitted to mass cheating as did.

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First Published: Mon, June 11 2018. 22:40 IST
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