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Audi joins Mercedez-Benz in diesel auto recall as emissions scrutiny grows

Audi joins Mercedez-Benz in diesel auto recall as emissions scrutiny grows”

Even as Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche continue to buy back or modify more than half a million diesel cars in the US, investigations into the German diesel deception are expanding in Europe. BMW Group vehicles are not handled and comply with the respective legal requirements.

Volkswagen reportedly said it struck agreements with Audi, Porsche, BMW and Daimler in secret working groups on a number of technical and economic aspects of their cars and production processes.

While the named companies declined to comment on allegations, German analysts said that, if true, it would indicate a long-term pattern of collusion over diesel emissions fraud dating back two decades. Authorities are scrutinizing the technology after Volkswagen admitted in September 2015 to rigging cars to cheat on emissions tests.

Daimler has announced a voluntary recall of more than three million Mercedes-Benz diesel cars and vans across Europe for a software update created to reduce NOx pollution.

BMW said, according to Reuters, that it rejected accusations its diesel cars with Euro 6 engines do not provide adequate exhaust treatment because the AdBlue tanks - that inject urea solution as part of the process - are too small.

The retrofit programme applies to six-cylinder and eight-cylinder V6 and V8 diesel engines sold in Europe and other markets outside of the US.

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Separately, five German automakers - Daimler's Mercedes-Benz, Opel and Volkswagen and its subsidiaries Audi and Porsche - previous year agreed to recall a total of 630,000 diesel vehicles in Europe after it was found that real-world emissions often exceeded European Union emissions standards.

Audi is recalling 850,000 diesel cars to fit new software to cut toxic gas emissions.

Reports of widespread anti-competitive practices in the German vehicle industry would, if confirmed, lift the ongoing diesel scandal to a new, existential, level for Germany's most influential industry, one that generates a fifth of Germany's total economic revenue.

On Friday, German magazine Der Spiegel said VW, its Audi and Porsche brands and BMW may have colluded to fix the prices of diesel emissions treatment systems using industry committees.

If proven to have breached the regulations or manipulated the exhaust control to fake emissions levels, the ministry can cancel the certifications for the vehicles and impose fines and penalties on the German automaker. The German government has summoned local officials and auto executives to a "diesel summit" August 2 to both find ways to reduce emissions and ensure that diesel technology has a future. On the public road, these cars were emitting far more nitrogen oxide than the law allows.



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