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    Mercedes diesel owners file new lawsuit in United States

    Owners of Mercedes diesel cars filed a new class-action lawsuit in the United States saying the vehicles likely contained a "defeat device" used to cheat emissions testing, an accusation that Daimler (DAIGn.DE), which owns the carmaker, denied.

    U.S. law firm Hagens Berman, which had already filed a complaint in February, said new tests had shown that Mercedes BlueTEC cars produced nitrogen oxide emissions in virtually all road tests that were far higher than in controlled lab tests.

    "The fact that Mercedes passed the dynamometer test in all tests, but failed the real world test, is suggestive that like VW (VOWG_p.DE), Mercedes is implementing a 'defeat device'," it said in its complaint filed in the District Court of New Jersey.

    Daimler said in a statement on Friday: "We consider this class action lawsuit to be unfounded. Our position remains unchanged: A component that inadmissibly reduces emissions is not used in Mercedes-Benz vehicles."

    BlueTEC is a filter system which uses urea to help rid exhaust fumes of health threatening nitric oxides. It is fairly costly and......

    Mercedes diesel owners file new lawsuit in United States | Reuters

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans Mann
    "The fact that Mercedes passed the dynamometer test in all tests, but failed the real world test, is suggestive that like VW (VOWG_p.DE), Mercedes is implementing a 'defeat device'," it said in its complaint filed in the District Court of New Jersey.
    Good luck without finding an actual override device as was the case with VW.

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    Cheapo Mercedes users not topping up the BlueTEC urea tanks. Leading to increased emissions.

    That and an ambulance chaser who wants to get paid off.

    Oh and the US government doesn't really like fuel efficiency as it cutting into revenue from gasoline tax.

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