Across Europe a total of 774,000 diesel vehicles contain "defeat devices" and Daimler said it would recall them all.
For their part, German firms have announced dozens of new electric and hybrid models for the coming years in a bid to bring down emissions of both greenhouse gas Carbon dioxide - the original reason they turned to diesel - and of harmful NOx.
Daimler declines to comment on the 1 million vehicles figure, but said it is cooperating fully and transparently with the KBA and Germany's Transport Ministry.
The European Commissioner for Industry, Elżbieta Bieńkowska, used the KBA's action to call for mandatory recalls by Daimler across the 28 EU member states.
German transport minister Andreas Scheuer said the ministry and Daimler had "negotiated intensively for many hours" on Monday.
Daimler Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche said on Monday that the carmaker had found a technical solution for updating the software on its vehicles, and he therefore expected the company would avoid a fine.
The system bypasses its full emission controls at cold or hot temperatures to take advantage of the "system longevity" loophole in the emissions regulations.
The reports allege that two engines (OM 642 and OM 651) come with devices that shut down emissions controls under certain situations.
In contrast to the Volkswagon emission scandal of 2015 - which led to VW admitting to intentionally designing engines to circumvent emissions testing - Daimler has not admitted to any wrongdoing. "Legal questions will be cleared up in the appeal procedure", says Howe.
"The principal reason for such gross exceedances (sic) is that carmakers routinely switch-off technologies that clean up the exhaust when the auto is driven on the road, and only operate these fully during the narrow conditions of the tests".
This time, it's Mercedes-Benz's parent company Daimler under investigation.
Mercedes-Benz is caught up in an emissions scandal of its own.
Carmakers use software to manage exhaust emissions filtering and engine performance. Similar campaigns were also organized by Volkswagen and BMW.
His impersonation - which won the actor an Emmy award previous year - has drawn the ire of the president, especially on Twitter. During his talk with the legendary host, Baldwin joked that he would be "president" and then "take the whole summer off".
He is responsible for returning them back to Jolie in London on July 29, in addition to paying for their transportation. Because Maddox is older, the court is allowing him to decide how much time he wants to spend with his father.
Moreover, it was hardly a laborious line-cross for Infinity War , which opened back on April 27, and is still riding momentum. An Avengers sequel to Infinity War is scheduled to be released in May of next year.
US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, with Ivanka Trump at far left, at dinner at Mar-a-Lago previous year . But digital sleuths in the United States and China said there is no evidence such a pearl of wisdom originated in China.
She told the children to get in the kennels because there wasn't any room left in the Ford Explorer, according to a police report. They also said Cheeks was a church-going woman. "For them to be in the hot auto like that in cages is sad".
Echoing Trump's sentiments, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro also spoke harshly about Trudeau on Fox News over the weekend. "Nobody's talking to you anymore", Gutfeld said on De Niro, paraphrasing one of the actor's most famous lines.
Trump was on his way to Singapore to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as the Broadway awards show was taking place. During the Tony Awards , De Niro, who has frequently sparred with Trump, drew a standing ovation with an anti-Trump rant.
The communist dictatorship has been condemned worldwide for the political prisons, assassinations and starvation in the country. Trump said the video was meant to illustrate the bright future that might be ahead, if Kim agrees to denuclearize.
Specifically, Trump hit back at actor Robert De Niro over his pretty succinct slam of Trump during Sunday night's Tony Awards . In the catalog of nicknames Trump has bestowed upon his detractors, "Punchy" has to be his worst yet.
USA reveals ZTE settlement details, ban still in place
The Chinese company has been accused of violating USA sanctions by selling sensitive equipment to both North Korea and Iran. The motion was adopted late Monday night, only hours after the deal became public and less than a week after it was signed.
Greece and Macedonia confirm 'historic' name deal
Macedonia will now be named Republic of North Macedonia after its prime minister reached an agreement with his Greek counterpart. The dispute has poisoned relations between the two neighbors since Macedonia's independence from Yugoslavia in 1991.
Brexit law faces crucial Commons vote
Ukip leader Gerard Batten said: "The only "meaningful vote" was the verdict of the people in referendum of 23rd June 2016". On Tuesday and Wednesday MPs are debating 14 amendments to the EU Withdrawal Bill made by the House of Lords.
The Elder Scrolls VI announced, new trailer released
What else is Bethesda studios releasing? You will take control of a Panzerhund and fire Nazis to aid the French resistance. Titled "Mooncrash", the expansion is set on the moon where you play as a hacker named Peter.
Korean-Canadian community torn over Trump-Kim summit
Trump called the exercises "very provocative" and "inappropriate" in light of the optimistic opening he sees with North Korea. North Korea has been an isolated nation since it first divided from South Korea after the end of World War II in 1945.
Justify captures Triple Crown, wins 150th Belmont Stakes
He pricked his ears at the sound of the shutter clicks and when Baffert led him closer, he playfully bit at one camera. After winning the Grade 2 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct, Vino Rosso ran ninth on a sloppy track in the Kentucky Derby .
Neymar's stunning World Cup warning in Brazil romp
Tite's men will open their World Cup campaign against Switzerland on June 17 before taking on Costa Rica and Serbia. Brazil will play their opening World Cup game against Switzerland who has been in good form of late.
Government wins Brexit bill vote after concessions
Also on Tuesday, the government successfully overturned an attempt to remove the date of Brexit from the face of the bill. The concession means MPs could be given power to prevent Britain leaving the European Union without a deal.
Triple Crown winner Justify
He did so with American Pharoah in 2015, ending a 37-year drought. "It never gets old", Baffert said. Concern over Justify's No. 1 position was eliminated right away, as Smith recalled the start.