Germany's transport minister says the government is ordering automaker Daimler to immediately recall 238,000 vehicles equipped with software that turns off emissions controls under certain conditions.
Minister Andreas Scheuer made the statement Monday after a meeting with Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche. Scheuer said that Daimler was willing to work "with cooperative transparency" with the government and "at maximum speed."
Scheuer said the recall was ordered after "intensive and hours-long negotiations" with Daimler.
The affected vehicles include the Mercedes-Benz Vito delivery van and the Mercedes GLC 220d and C220d.