Big German carmakers in mass recall of 630,000 vehicles

Major German carmakers are to recall about 630,000 vehicles to correct software measuring vehicle emissions, government officials said on Friday.

The manufacturers, including Mercedes-Benz, Audi and Porsche, are to recall the vehicles following technical changes to standards.

The changes follow tests ordered by German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt in the wake of the emissions scandal that has engulfed Volkswagen after it admitted in September to cheating on diesel exhaust tests around the world.

The results of the investigations launched by Dobrindt have been monitored by the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) over a long period of time.

Last update: Fri, 22/04/2016 - 14:08

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