Mercedes Could Recall 600,000 Diesel Vehicles Over Suspected Cheating Device

Daimler may issue a recall for over 600,000 diesel vehicles, including thousands of C-Class and G-Class models, if proven to have emission cheating technology.

German publication Der Spiegel claims that Germany’s transport authority, KBA, is investigating claims that diesel C-Class and G-Class vehicles have a similar cheat device to certain diesel versions of the Vito van.

Mercedes-Benz was recently accused of using a cheat device in variants of its Vito van fitted with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine from Renault. The Federal Ministry of Transport issued an immediate recall of the van in the middle of last week. Daimler asserts that the car will receive a software update to ensure it complies with all relevant regulations.

According to a source, Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer personally “instructed the Federal Motor Transport Authority to investigate further suspected cases at Mercedes immediately.”

Renault, the manufacturer of the aforementioned 1.6-liter diesel, was suspected of using diesel cheat devices in 2016 but has denied all allegations. Daimler chief executive Dieter Zetsche was reportedly summoned to the German Transport Ministry over suspicions regarding the Vito.

If Daimler is forced to issue a recall for over half a million C-Class and G-Class models, it will inevitably cost the automaker millions, if not hundreds of millions of dollars.

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  • Alfa Giulia QV

    The diesel saga continues.

    • Silimarina

      So they can afford a Mercedes but not a hybrid or EV?EV’s will get cheper, + owning a car is not a human right, it’s a fu*king privilege.

      • Jarosław Kotowicz

        Well said

  • DanSemering

    Announce BMW next!

    • PK

      man that’s gonna be the recall for the masses!


    • Silimarina

      Maybe because it’s a Renault engine

    • PK

      the difference between mercedes and vw is that most customers love royalty and luxury. the benz’s brand image is too powerful to be ignored. vw on the other hand. tbh idk what to describe about vw. piece of crap? they don’t belong in the same level of mercedes and bmw!


        • PK

          dude what’s with you and the caps lock? anger issues? chill bro lmfao xD

          • BYE, BRO.

          • PK

            but honestly. no matter what mercedes do something wrong. people are just like “whatever”. they still adore the 3 pointed star. i guess the history and the brand image does that to them.

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