Wednesday, January 20, 2021
News More than 1 million Daimler cars using defeat devices

More than 1 million Daimler cars using defeat devices

And the saga continues. We think it might be best for those in positions of authority to simply assume that all car makers are guilty and have them prove their innocence. If both Audi and Mercedes used these cheat devices on their diesel-powered cars, BMW must have done or is doing the same.

Germany’s KBA Motor Vehicle Authority discovered “inadmissible defeat devices” in Mercedes-Benz engines and immediately summoned Daimler Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche. While no one at Daimler will comment on the 1 million vehicle figure, Mercedes will cooperate with the KBA and Germany’s Transport Ministry.

There’s no need to rehash the whole of the VW Dieselgate affair however let us remind you that 11 million Volkswagens were equipped with the device. So far, this has cost VW over $30 billion…

This will be another interesting story to follow. Given the seemingly never ending merry-go-round of guilty car makers, anyone want to guess who’ll be next?

 

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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