Daimler to recall 60,000 Mercedes diesels in Germany over emissions

Daimler is coming under increasing pressure over possible emissions cheating

Daimler is coming under increasing pressure over possible emissions cheating

Gorden Wagener, Vice President Design Daimler AG, Dr Dieter Zetsche Daimler CEO and Volker Mornhinweg, Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans present the new Mercedes-Benz Pickup at a press event held at the art gallery Artipelag in Stockholm, Sweden on October 25, 2016. It expects group earnings before interest and tax to be about the same as previous year.

The German auto giant said the provisions would hit its profits and is the third such warning in a year.

The company will release its second-quarter earnings on 24 July.

But now the KBA has told the carmaker to recall its Mercedes-Benz GLK 220 CDI models built between 2012 and 2015, Bild reported.

According to the report, the authority accuses the car-maker of using an illegal shutdown device in the diesel model of its GLK 220 (Euro 5) vehicles. The number of recalls may end up being higher, as the transport ministry is now investigating other Mercedes models.

The German Federal Motor Transport Authority or KBA already ordered Daimler past year to recall 700,000 diesel vehicles worldwide, including 280,000 in Germany, because of software that lowered the amount of risky particles their engines emitted during testing. At the company's annual general meeting in May, Källenious said he wanted to ramp up alliances with other carmakers to lower development costs, as well as reduce the amount of expensive components like cobalt in its vehicle batteries.

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