5 German Automakers Recall 630K Vehicles Over Diesel Emissions

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5 German Automakers Recall 630K Vehicles Over Diesel Emissions

Mercedes, Audi, Opel, Volkswagen and Porsche have announced a recall action that will see 630,000 vehicles brought in to fix their emissions management software.

The German government found the emissions discrepancies after a broad range of tests were ordered following the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal. While many vehicles were found to be polluting too much, the testing found that none of the companies were using a defeat device, meant specifically to trick emissions testers.

Testing found that all of the companies were using a legal loophole that allows them to back down on emissions treatment in certain circumstances, a measure that is meant to protect engines. German regulators argue that this loophole is not always justified or necessary.

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The recall of these vehicles will tighten the loophole to reduce pollution levels.

An internal investigation has been launched at Mercedes-Benz in the U.S. looking into its diesel emissions, while Volkswagen just announced that it has set aside $16.8 billion to cover the costs of its emissions scandal.

[Source: Automotive News]

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  • Choi Ng

    Emission cheat not a big deal, I’ll take it over sticky gas pedals and airbags that spray and pierce your face and chest with metal. Because of China’s strict emission initiative we have no problem here with VW emission software, they know we would frown upon that. Big time. That said I applaud their honesty and the initiative taken not only to correct the problem but also compensate their customers for the inconvenience. Looks like I’ll be adding that Audi RS7 to my collection after all.