FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Daimler said on Friday it had agreed to settle allegations that some of its diesel vehicles potentially contain a “beating device” used to cheat controls. emissions testing, a charge the German luxury carmaker denies.
“With the settlement, Daimler takes it one step further to resolve various diesel proceedings and avoid lengthy court actions with corresponding legal and financial risks,” the company said.
“Daimler denies the substantial factual allegations and legal claims confirmed by the plaintiffs and settlement group members,” it added.
Daimler said the deal, which is still subject to approval by the Ontario Superior Court, settled the class action lawsuit with no results showing that functions in Daimler’s vehicles were beat devices.
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(Reporting by Christoph Steitz, Editing by Louise Heavens)
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