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Mercedes accused of US emissions offence

Diesel cars said to have devices that turn off clean system

SEEING STARS: The suit is seeking a court order compelling Mercedes to recall the affected models or replace them for free, in addition to unspecified damages.


MERCEDES-Benz clean diesel models allegedly contain a device that causes the vehicles to violate US emissions standards when run at cooler temperatures, making them less Earth-friendly than advertised.

The allegation, made in a federal lawsuit filed on Thursday in New...

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