German auto big Daimler has been ordered to recall an additional 60,000 diesel automobiles believed to have been geared up with emissions-cheating software program, the mass-circulation day by day Bild reported on Saturday.
The German Federal Motor Transport Authority or KBA already ordered Daimler final yr to recall 700,000 diesel automobiles worldwide, together with 280,000 in Germany, due to software program that lowered the quantity of harmful particles their engines emitted throughout testing.
That recall—which Daimler is interesting—lined a variety of various fashions, together with its Vito, C-Class, V-Class and GLC automobiles.
However now the KBA has advised the carmaker to recall its Mercedes-Benz GLK 220 CDI fashions constructed between 2012 and 2015, Bild reported.
Contacted by AFP, an organization spokesman confirmed the data.
“An investigation has been beneath approach since April,” he mentioned.
The so-called “Dieselgate” scandal erupted in Germany in 2015 when Europe’s greatest carmaker Volkswagen admitted to putting in so-called “defeat units” in 11 million automobiles worldwide that allowed them to cheat emissions testing.
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