On Saturday, the 22nd of June 2019, the Transport Ministry of Germany had issued a statement saying that the German luxury carmaker, Daimler AG, headquartered in Stuttgart, must have to recall about 60,000 Mercedes diesel vehicles in Germany, as regulators had found that the vehicles were fitted with software to cheat on emission tests.
In point of fact, the latest recall of Daimler’s diesel-run Mercedes vehicles emerged following a German newspaper Bild am Sonntag’s April report that the German watchdogs had been looking for suspicious software installed on Mercedes-Benz GLK 220 CDI produced between 2012 and 2015.
According to the German transport ministry statement, the Mercedes-Benz GLK 220s manufactured between 2012 and 2015 had only passed emission tests when certain functions were activated. Besides, followed by the statement, the German luxury automaker had confirmed the recall, but said that the company would appeal against the decision, meanwhile the ministry had been quoted saying that it had been seeking to probe other models of Daimler’s diesel-run vehicles over potential emission cheating scandal.
If truth is to be told, after Daimler-rival Volkswagen had admitted back in 2015 that it used toolkits to cheat US emission tests, the slanderous accusation had been bucketing disparagements on to other major carmakers.