Germany: KBA ordered the recall of minivans Daimler


FRANKFURT (Reuters) – The KBA, the oversight authority of the automobile in Germany, was ordered Thursday to Daimler (DE:DAIGn) to remind her minivan Mercedes Vito 1.6 litre Diesel Euro 6, claiming that a software control of the exhaust gas was contrary to the regulations.

Daimler intends to file an appeal against this decision and go to court if necessary, while declaring that it will fully cooperate with the KBA.

He added that a software update would be made free of charge for drivers as soon as it is available.

The ministry of Transport investigation since February over a thousand Mercedes-Benz Vito suspected of being equipped with a mechanism illegal to bypass the emission tests.

Daimler said Thursday that the specificities of the software in question does not require to pass the emission tests in europe.

The prosecutor’s office in Stuttgart, where the headquarters of Daimler, investigation for more than a year on the manufacturer to support allegations of false advertising, and manipulation of software to control emissions.

(Ludwig Burger; Wilfrid Exbrayat for the French service)

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