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Daimler has been required by the German transport ministry to recall 60,000 Mercedes-Benz vehicles in Germany following the the discovery of ‘software aimed at distorting emissions tests’, Automotive News Europe quoted Bild am Sonntag as having reported. This involves the Mercedes-Benz GLK 220 CDI produced between 2012 and 2015, it said.
Daimler has confirmed that the recall was ordered on Friday, however it would be appealing against the decision while it continues to cooperate with regulators, Automotive News Europe said. Meanwhile, the German transport ministry said that it is further expanding investigation into other models.
Mercedes-Benz has emerged relatively unscathed from the Dieselgate emissions testing saga, compared to its compatriot Volkswagen, which has weathered massive fines as well as arrests of its senior personnel. The tristar wasn’t completely off the hook, however, as the German transport ministry had also ordered the Stuttgart marque to recall up to 774,000 vehicles across Europe for unauthorised software.