It seems as though the Dieselgate Scandal just will not rest for Volkswagen. Just recently, news stories covered how most of the executives at the company will face no penalties in the United States and that there have been no fines paid in the EU. Most recently, it seems that both Daimler and Volkswagen are facing yet more recalls over the scandal. Business Live reports on the issue.
The massive emissions cheating scandal shows no signs of fading away. The German publication Der Speigel Magazine reported that German transportation authorities will begin recalling thousands more vehicles next week.
The scandal has engulfed the worldwide automotive industry for more than two years.
The KBA vehicle licensing authority is set to recall Mercedes-Benz Vito vans that were produced by Daimler. This time the concern was over a chemical fluid that was regulated by software. The fluid, known as AdBlue, neutralized the harmful Nitrogen Oxides.
About 1,000 vehicles are expected to be affected in Germany.
German officials believe that the software regulating the AdBlue amounted to an “illegal defeat device.” Such devices are intended to defeat emissions checking tests performed by regulators.
There is concern that more of Daimler’s line could be affected.
Daimler denies any wrongdoing in the incident.
Volkswagen hasn’t fallen from the sights of officials. It is possible that the Porche luxury sports utility vehicles named Macan have “questionable” software functions. KBA could rescind the licenses of the vehicle. If such were to occur, the automaker may be forced to buy back those vehicles from owners.
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