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Mercedes-Benz Parent Daimler Recalling 3m Diesels to Fix Emissions Systems

Porsche CEO says maker may abandon diesel technology.

by on Jul.18, 2017

Mercedes decided not to offer diesel models, like this ML320 BlueTec, in the U.S. for 2017.

Daimler AG plans to spend about $255 million to recall and repair 3 million diesel vehicles that are at the center of a probe looking at whether the automaker rigged them to illegally pass emissions tests.

The automaker has been accused of using a so-called “defeat device,” an approach similar to that used by Volkswagen AG to rig 11 million diesel vehicles sold around the world. The Daimler recall, for now, is limited to models sold in Europe. But an investigation is underway in the U.S., as well, the Environmental Protection Agency stating it is “continuing to evaluate light-duty vehicles from a number of manufacturers.”

Clearing the Air!

Separately, the CEO of Porsche AG said the automaker is considering whether to halt the sale of diesels all together. Porsche shared one of the two rigged diesels produced by its parent Volkswagen in a number of different models.

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Daimler Calls It Quits on U.S. Diesels for 2017

Company hasn’t decided if it will pull diesels long-term.

by on May.10, 2017

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz ML320 BlueTec is one a number of different Daimler diesels that won't be coming to America.

Volkswagen’s leaders reiterated today that the automaker’s future in the U.S. doesn’t include diesel engines, and Daimler AG’s leadership is following a similar path.

The company’s automotive unit, Mercedes-Benz, ended its attempted to get its diesel engines certified for sale in the U.S. for 2017. However, unlike VW, it hasn’t made a decision about its long-term plans for diesels in America.

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“We constantly review our portfolio offerings and make adjustments to meet immediate customer need,” Mercedes-Benz USA spokesman Rob Moran said in an email to Reuters. “Combined with the increased effort to certify diesel engines in the US, we have put the certification process for diesel passenger cars on hold.” (more…)

Daimler Launches Internal Probe of Diesel Cheating Claims

EPA, Justice Dept. seeking automaker’s input.

by on Apr.22, 2016

Mercedes added a new four-cylinder diesel with the launch of the E250 BlueTec.

Facing two lawsuits and a query from both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice Daimler AG has launched an internal investigation into what the government says are “possible indications of irregularities” with the certification of diesels sold by the Smart and Mercedes-Benz brands.

The move comes even as Volkswagen is attempting to push forward with a proposed settlement of its own diesel emissions problems. VW has told a federal judge in California that the company wants to repurchase about 500,000 vehicles sold in the U.S. using software designed to cheat on emissions tests, while also offering owners financial compensation.

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Daimler, meanwhile, is already facing two class action lawsuits filed by a Seattle firm on behalf of owners who claim their vehicles are not compliant with U.S. emissions standards. Those suits are based on research performed in Europe.

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