Daimler ordered to recall over 200,000 diesel cars

Mercedes-Benz C220d

The Mercedes-Benz star is displayed on the front of a Mercedes-Benz vehicle at the annual news conference of German auto giant Daimler AG in Stuttgart, southwestern Germany, on February 1, 2018. Last year, Mercedes-Benz retrofitted roughly 3 million cars with modified emissions controls to bring those cars into compliance with Euro 5 and Euro 6 regulations.

The affected vehicles include the Mercedes-Benz Vito delivery van and the Mercedes GLC 220d and C220d.

While the KBA can only request the recall of cars within German borders, the transport ministry said: "The government will order 238,000 Daimler vehicles to be immediately recalled Germany wide because of unauthorized defeat devices".

The European Commissioner for Industry, Elżbieta Bieńkowska, used the KBA's action to call for mandatory recalls by Daimler across the 28 EU member states.

Daimler (DAIGn.DE) shares fell following a report that up to a million Daimler cars contained illegal defeat devices as Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche prepared to meet the transport minister on Monday.

Thus far, Daimler continues to deny any legal wrongdoing when it comes to diesels and the automaker will avoid any fines stemming from this issue as long as it carries out the recall. For Mercedes-Benz, that means its cars switched off the emissions controls below nine degrees and above 26 degrees to guarantee its systems would survive over the vehicle's lifespan.

The major difference from the Daimler diesel software and Volkswagen's disastrous diesel scandal is intent.

"The principal reason for such gross exceedances (sic) is that carmakers routinely switch-off technologies that clean up the exhaust when the vehicle is driven on the road, and only operate these fully during the narrow conditions of the tests".

Mercedes-Benz is caught up in an emissions scandal of its own. Marchionne's initial comments surrounding the disputed software centered around its inclusion to prolong the life of the engine, leading many to speculate that exhaust gas recirculation or temperature conditioning could be a culprit. Similar campaigns were also organized by Volkswagen and BMW.

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