Tuesday, 16 October, 2018


Merc in #dieselgate dogbox as Germany orders big recall

Conrad Doyle | 12 June, 2018, 18:35

Germany ordered Monday the recall of some 774,000 vehicles from Mercedes-Benz maker Daimler across Europe, citing illegal "defeat devices" created to hide high levels of harmful emissions from regulators' tests. The firm's compression ignition engines use urea nitrate liquids to naturalize nitrogen oxide emissions in exhaust fumes.

German authorities have also discovered special programming in Daimler cars that they have classified as "inadmissible".

Following a second meeting between Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche and German Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer in Berlin on Monday, the government said it would issue an official order to make the carmaker withdraw a total of 238,000 cars in Germany alone.

The reports allege that two engines (OM 642 and OM 651) come with devices that shut down emissions controls under certain situations. The diesel Mercedes C-Class C220d and GLC 220d, as well as the Vito 119CDI, are said to be affected, with German authorities demanding the recall after "illegal switch-off devices" were detected.

The German transport authority, KBA, found five "illegal switch-off devices" in engines built by Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, Reuters quotes the Bild am Sonntag.

Daimler hasn't denied the existence of the functions, but have refuted the suggestion that they are illegal.

KBA believes Daimler's Euro 6 diesels are emitting polluting gases in excess of what the regulations say and the exhaust systems of those cars are featuring manipulating control software.

Evercore ISI analyst Arndt Ellinghorst predicted the costs for the required software update for Daimler would be less than 100million euros (£88million).

'We don't see any evidence that Daimler was designing software to deliberately cheat on emission testing, ' he said. "Overall, this outcome should de-risk the stock".

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