20 juil 17
Fil d'Actus

‘Free software update’ for 3 million Mercedes

German carmaker Daimler announced it is offering a voluntary recall of more than 3 million Mercedes diesels in Europe, which involves an engine software update that improves emissions. "The public debate about diesel engines is creating uncertainty," said CEO Dieter Zetsche in a statement. "We have therefore decided on additional measures to reassure drivers of diesel cars and to strengthen confidence in diesel technology."  

The timing of the communication is rather unfortunate, as Daimler was summoned by the German government last week to appear before the commission that was established two years ago to investigate VW’s NOx emissions scandal. The company said it is cooperating fully with the investigators, which are allegedly scrutinizing two engines used in over 1 million vehicles driving on American and European roads.
     
Picture copyright: Mercedes, 2017

Authored by: Dieter Quartier