The Daimler logo design is seen prior to the Daimler annual investor meeting in Berlin, Germany, April 5,2018 REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke
FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Daimler should recall 60,000 Mercedes diesel vehicles in Germany after regulators found that they were fitted with software intended at distorting emissions tests, the Transportation Ministry stated on Saturday.
The model affected is the Mercedes-Benz GLK 220 produced in between 2012 and2015
Daimler confirmed that the recall was bought on Friday however stated that it would appeal versus the decision while continuing to cooperate with regulators.
The ministry said that it was broadening its investigation into further models.
Given that rival Volkswagen confessed in 2015 to cheating U.S. emissions tests, the scandal has spread to other carmakers. Daimler has actually purchased the recall of 3 million automobiles to fix excess emissions coming from their diesel motor.
Germany’s Bild am Sonntag, which first reported the recall on Saturday, had actually reported in April that the German automobile regulator was looking into suspicious software in the Mercedes-Benz GLK 220 CDI vehicles produced in between 2012 and 2015, after tests revealed they only meet emissions limitations when a specific function is activated.
Reporting by Ralf Banser in Frankfurt, Jan C. Schwartz in Hamburg, and Christian Ruettger in Berlin; Composing by Tom Sims; Editing by Alison Williams