Daimler faces scrutiny of 120,000 Vito, C-Class diesels -BamS

BERLIN, GERMANY (MAY 28, 2018) (REUTERS) – German Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer summoned Daimler Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche to a meeting at the ministry on Monday (May 28) to discuss the recall of Mercedes Vito vans.

Daimler faces an investigation of 40,000 diesel Vito vans and 80,000 C-Class model cars for possible illicit software that allowed the vehicles to emit excess pollution without detection, Bild am Sonntag reported on Sunday (May 27), citing no sources.

Daimler has submitted a software update for the engines for regulatory approval, the German weekly paper said.

The report comes after German motor authority KBA this week ordered Daimler to recall around 6,300 Vito vans fitted with 1.6 litre diesel Euro-6 engines globally because of engine control features to reduce exhaust emissions which KBA said breached regulations.

The carmaker reiterated it was cooperating fully with KBA but would appeal against the Vito recall decision and fight it in court, if necessary.

Zetsche told reporters after his meeting with Scheuer that he had a “good discussion” and that they would get together again in two weeks.

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  • Land transport
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