The Federal Motor Transport Authority is asking the carmaker to recall around 170,000 more diesel cars. Daimler wants to object to the decision.
The carmaker Daimler has to recall around 170,000 other diesel vehicles because of the allegation of illegal exhaust technology. Older models of the A, B, C, E and S-Class from Mercedes-Benz with the Euro 5 emissions standard are affected, of which around 60,000 are in Germany, a spokesman said on Friday.
The Federal Motor Transport Authority has supplemented a recall notice issued last year, which referred to the GLK off-road vehicle, with additional series. The affected vehicles would no longer have been produced since mid-2014 at the latest.
Daimler emphasized that it would continue to cooperate with the authorities, but would also object to this supplementary decision. The Federal Motor Transport Authority classifies the technology used in the vehicles as an illegal device. Daimler considers them permissible.
After the GLK recall a year ago, the company had already stressed that the technology complained of was still in many other models that were being investigated and that further recalls could therefore be expected.
With the now expanded decision, the number of cars and vans that Daimler had to or must call back because of the allegation of an illegal device is growing, according to the group, to more than 1.4 million, of which around 580,000 are in Germany.