About 600,000 Mercedes-Benz cars are at risk of being recalledMay 28, 2018
Mercedes-Benz C-Class and G-Class models with diesel engines can fall under the service action
Concern Daimler suspected of manipulating the understatement of harmful emissions from diesel engines. As Der Spiegel reports, at the moment, the verification of this information is carried out by the German transport regulator.
If these data are confirmed, the company will be forced to recall about 600,000 of its cars. Mercedes-Benz C-Class and G-Class models with diesel engines can get under the service action. In turn, in Daimler this information has not yet commented.
About a possible mass recall of Mercedes-Benz began to speak after the company decided to return 1,000 vans Vito. This car is equipped with a 1.6-liter diesel turbo.
In 2015, a similar scandal, which was called “Dieselgate”, broke out around the concern Volkswagen. Then the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found that the company used a special software algorithm that transferred diesel engines to “clean” mode when connecting the measuring equipment, resulting in a real level of harmful emissions was understated at times.