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Daimler forced to recall Mercedes with defeat devices

Daimler forced to recall Mercedes with defeat devices

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The German government has ordered car maker Daimler to recall 238,000 vehicles in Germany after they were found to be fitted with illegal software that masks diesel emissions.Across Europe a total of 774,000 diesel vehicles contain "defeat devices" and Daimler said it would recall them all. The diesel versions of the Mercedes C-Class, Vito and GLC models are the main ones affected, the ministry said. Daimler said it would refit the software but denied any wrongdoing.It comes three years after VW admitted having fitted "cheat" devices in vehicles that made their engines appear less polluting than they actually were. About eleven million cars worldwide were affected in that case. German transport minister Andreas Scheuer ...
BMW to recall an extra 88,000 cars in the UK

BMW to recall an extra 88,000 cars in the UK

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BMW is to recall an extra 88,000 cars in the UK over problems with a battery connector. The German manufacturer had already said that 312,000 vehicles needed attention.It follows a media investigation that found some vehicles could cut out completely while on the road.The company said it had "chosen to expand on its existing battery connector recall".It will be also be "replacing the blower-regulator wiring harness on affected 3 Series models".The work involves "replacing two wiring connections on the cars already affected and recalling an additional 88,000 cars in the UK". Image: BMW said it had 'chosen to expand' its recall BMW recalled 36,410 petrol cars in April 2017 over safety issues.The most recent re...
Ikea US relaunches furniture recall after child dies

Ikea US relaunches furniture recall after child dies

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Ikea has re-launched a recall of millions of chests and dressers in the US and Canada following the death of an eighth child.It said items in its Malm range and other chests and dressers pose a "serious tip-over and entrapment hazard" if not secured to a wall,Ikea first recalled the furniture in 2016 after four children had died. It has no plans for a UK recall, stating that the chest of drawers "meet all mandatory stability requirements". Josef Dudek, a 2-year-old boy in California, died when he became trapped beneath a three-drawer Malm chest after he had been put down for a nap by his father.Since 2011, four other young children have been killed in connection with the Malm range.A further three children have died as a result of other Ikea chests and dressers tipping over, with the earl...