Giant car company is recalling three million diesel vehicles over toxic emissions 3 years ago

Giant car company is recalling three million diesel vehicles over toxic emissions

The call was made on Tuesday night.

Nearly three million diesel vans and cars from car giant Mercedes Benz across Europe have been recalled amid concerns over toxic emissions.

The call is yet another doubt that hangs over the future of diesel engines and German car giant, Daimler, who own Mercedes, have urged drivers to take their cars into their local garage for a software update installation.

The update is meant to cut emissions of toxic nitrogen oxides, which are linked to respiratory disease.

The car company are calling the check a 'voluntary recall' and it covers nearly all diesel Benz cars and vans that were registered across Europe in the last few years.

According to The Times of India, the car company are being investigated for alleged emissions cheating and the action will cost the company in the region of €220 million.

German media are reporting that Daimler had manipulated the engines of diesel vehicles to make them appear less polluting.

Investigators suspect that they used a similar 'defeat device' to Volkswagen in a scandal that saw almost 11 million VW vehicles affected worldwide.

Customers will not be charged and will be asked to return their cars in the coming weeks.

Clip via The Times of India