Germany orders recall of 774,000 Daimler cars in Europe over emissions

Frankfurt am Main (AFP) – Germany ordered Monday the recall of some 774,000 vehicles from Mercedes-Benz maker Daimler across Europe, citing illegal “defeat devices” designed to conceal high levels of harmful emissions from regulators’ tests.

“The federal government will order an immediate official recall because of illegal defeat devices,” Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer said, adding that the move affected mostly Vito vans, GLC 4x4s and C-class sedans.