Daimler says German prosecutors search premises in emissions probe

Reuters News
Posted: May 23, 2017 8:32 AM

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German carmaker Daimler <DAIGn.DE> on Tuesday said the Stuttgart public prosecutor’s office would search Daimler premises as part of a fraud probe related to the possible manipulation of exhaust-gas after-treatment in diesel-engine cars.

Daimler declined in a statement to elaborate beyond saying it was cooperating with authorities.

In April, the Stuttgart-based carmaker warned that U.S. authorities had investigated diesel emissions pollution and so-called auxiliary emission control devices, which could lead to significant penalties and vehicle recalls.

(Reporting by Edward Taylor; Editing by Maria Sheahan)