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16 Oct 2018

Around 100,000 Opel cars to be recalled in diesel probe


Germany’s transport ministry said it would order roughly 100,000 Opel vehicles to be recalled as part of an emissions probe, after prosecutors searched the carmaker’s offices earlier, report Hans Seidenstuecker and Irene Preisinger for Reuters. German motor vehicle authority KBA found four software programs capable of altering vehicle emissions, and ordered Opel to implement a software update in cars to remove them, the ministry said in a statement. Opel, which is owned by the French PSA Group, said in a statement it rejected any accusation of using illegal defeat devices.

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For background, read the dossier The Energiewende and German carmakers.

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