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Daimler Recalls Thousands of Mercedes-Benz Vehicles over Diesel Emissions

German carmaker Daimler is recalling hundreds of thousands of Mercedes-Benz vehicles including Sprinter van models over diesel emissions issues. Daimler said late on Friday that Germany’s road traffic regulator KBA has concluded hearings over certain Mercedes-Benz vehicles with so-called OM651 …

BMW to Recall 11,700 Cars to Fix Engine Management Software

German carmaker BMW said on Friday [Feb. 23] it would recall 11,700 cars to fix their engine management software after it discovered that the wrong programming had been installed on its luxury 5- and 7-Series models. “In the course of …

Ford Denies Truck Owners’ Claims of Diesel Cheating

Ford Motor Co. installed software that enabled its F-250 and F-350 Super Duty trucks to cheat at passing federal emissions tests, according to a lawsuit by truck owners filed on Wednesday, a claim the No. 2 U.S. automaker described as …

UK to Ban Sales of Fossil Fuel Powered Cars by 2040 to Cut Air Pollution

The UK became the latest European country to mark the end of the line for diesel and gasoline fueled cars as automakers such as Volvo race to build electric vehicles or face the consequences of getting left behind. In London, …

Daimler Recalls More Than 3 Million Mercedes-Benz Diesel Vehicles

Daimler AG moved to head off a growing crisis over emissions concerns by voluntarily recalling more than 3 million Mercedes-Benz diesel vehicles in Europe, marking the latest blow to the technology since Volkswagen AG’s cheating scandal erupted nearly two years …

U.S. Charges Chrysler with Diesel Emissions Cheating

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV was accused of violating pollution laws with 104,000 diesel vehicles, sending the shares plunging on the prospect the automaker may follow Volkswagen AG in facing billions of dollars in fines. The Environmental Protection Agency alleged Fiat …

VW Engineers Admit Rigging CO2 Emissions over Job Fears: Report

Several Volkswagen engineers have admitted manipulating carbon dioxide emissions data because goals set by former Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn were difficult to achieve, reported Bild am Sonntag, the Berlin-based newspaper. The paper said VW engineers tampered with tire pressure and …

Trying to Put a Price Tag on Volkswagen’s Emission-Fraud Scandal

An $18 billion liability figure attached itself last Friday to Volkswagen’s diesel disaster. This morning comes news that the German car maker has set aside $7.3 billion (€6.5 billion) to cover a scandal spreading worldwide. How to make sense of …