June 12, 2018 / 1:27 PM / a year ago

Daimler says large part of recall cars already slated for updates

FILE PHOTO: Dieter Zetsche, CEO of Mercedes car maker Daimler AG presents the new Mercedes AMG Project One car during the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, Germany September 12, 2017. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/File Photo

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A large part of vehicles that Daimler has to recall over unauthorized software defeat devices were already slated to undergo voluntary service measures, a Daimler spokesman said on Tuesday.

Germany’s Transport Ministry said on Monday that 774,000 Mercedes-Benz vehicles in Europe had been found to contain unauthorized software defeat devices and ordered Daimler to recall more than 200,000 cars in Germany.

Reporting by Ilona Wissenbach; Writing by Victoria Bryan; Editing by Caroline Copley

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