Daimler AG must repair at least 85% of affected cars within two years
Mercedes-Benz agreed to pay $ 1.5 billion to the United States government and California state regulators to resolve allegations that they cheated on emissions tests.
The deal, including civil penalties and still awaiting court approval in Washington, will require Daimler to repair vehicles already sold.
The United States Department of Justice, the Environmental Protection Agency and the California attorney general’s office They explained that Daimler violated environmental laws by using so-called deactivation device software to bypass emissions testing.
Daimler AG must repair at least 85% of affected cars within two years and at least 85% of affected trucks within three years
The company sold approximately 250,000 cars and trucks between 2009 and 2016 with diesel engines that did not meet state and federal standards.
But that’s not all, the manufacturer must offer extended warranties to drivers on certain parts of the vehicle and perform emissions tests on repaired vehicles every year for the next five years.
The manufacturer also explained that resolving the emissions allegations means that Daimler does not admit any liability nor will it have to buy any of the vehicles in question.
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