Dieselgate 2.0: 42,000 Mercedes diesels remembered for “prohibited software”

Dieselgate 2.0: 42,000 Mercedes diesels remembered for “prohibited software”

Germany’s auto regulator has ordered Daimler to recall 42,000 Mercedes diesels because the company installed illegal software in their engines that gimmicked the engine’s thermostat, which would allow the manufacturer to selectively tune its cars’ emissions. Daimler disputes that the software is illegal and has said it will appeal (it says it showed the regulator…

Germany’s car regulator has bought Daimler to remember 42,000 Mercedes diesels since the business set up unlawful software in their engines that gimmicked the engine’s thermostat, which would permit the manufacturer to selectively tune its automobiles’ emissions.

Daimler conflicts that the software application is illegal and has said it will appeal (it states it showed the regulator the software in concern in 2015); however it has officially recommended financiers to anticipate a one-time writedown of hundreds of millions of euros over the recall.

Today, the Daimler cars in concern are Mercedes-Benz-brand automobiles that are only sold in the EU. According to a WSJ source, the concern relates to a coolant thermostat in the automobiles that protects parts of the engine. The associated software application is found on cars made between 2012 and2015 The WSJ says the kind of coolant thermostat used on the diesel lorries in question is usually discovered on cars with catalytic converters that don’t utilize selective catalytic decrease, an emissions-reduction technique that uses urea to decrease nitrogen oxides to less-harmful forms. But the GLK 220 CDI 4MATIC Mercedes-Benz designs that should be recalled do appear to use selective catalytic decrease.

German regulator states it discovered brand-new unlawful software on Daimler diesels[Megan Geuss/Ars Technica].

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