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Germany orders recall of 774,000 Daimler cars in Europe over emissions


    Agence France-Presse

Frankfurt am Main | Mon, June 11, 2018 | 11:45 pm
Germany orders recall of 774,000 Daimler cars in Europe over emissions In this file photo taken on June 22, 2016 a Volkswagen logo is seen on a VW Tiguan on display during German carmaker Volkswagen shareholders' annual general meeting. The German government on January 29, 2018 strongly condemned revelations that three carmakers had tested the effects of diesel fumes on monkeys and humans, adding that it had asked BMW, Volkswagen and Daimler to explain themselves. (AFP/JOHN MACDOUGALL)

Germany ordered Monday the recall of some 774,000 vehicles from Mercedes-Benz maker Daimler across Europe, citing illegal "defeat devices" designed to conceal high levels of harmful emissions from regulators' tests.

"The federal government will order an immediate official recall because of illegal defeat devices," Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer said, adding that the move affected mostly Vito vans, GLC 4x4s and C-class sedans

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