Mercedes-Benz recalls 774,000 European vehicles for emissions defeat devices


The KBA – Germany’s automotive regulatory firm – says it found five illegal software functions in Daimler’s Euro 6 turbo-diesel engines, according to German newspaper Bild am Sonntag.

A fortnight ago, reports out of Europe confirmed the German marque was under investigation for emissions-cheating software in its diesel engines, potentially affecting 120,000 vehicles across the C-Class and Vito ranges.

Prior to that, 6300 Vitos were recalled globally – restricted to variants fitted with the Euro 6 1.6-litre diesel – over engine control software that breached regulations.


Speaking with CarAdvice, Mercedes-Benz Australia was unable to confirm the local impact of the recall that has been announced for Europe.

We’ll update should anything change – so watch this space.

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