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Emissions cheat declared in 774K Mercedes-Benz vehicles

by Justin King

Germany\'s Transport Ministry has ordered Daimler to recall 238,000 diesel vehicles that were sold in the company\'s home country.

Mercedes-Benz has been accused of using emissions defeat devices in 774,000 diesel vehicles sold in Europe.

Germany's Transport Ministry has ordered an official recall for 238,000 vehicles sold in Daimler's home market. The list of offending vehicles includes the C-Class GLC and Vito.

"In addition, Daimler explains that with maximum processing speed and in cooperative transparency with the authorities, the applications in the engine control system objected to by the federal government are eliminated," Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer said in a statement.

The company is reportedly confident it can bring the vehicles back into compliance via software update.