BMW admits mistake in diesel emissions scandal

BMW admits mistake in diesel emissions scandal

BMW chief executive officer Harald Krueger and board chairman Norbert Reithofer have admitted the Munich-based company made a mistake in the development of exhaust clearing systems for diesel vehicles.

Speaking during BMW’s annual general meeting on Thursday, Krueger said the firm “made a mistake some years ago”, which resulted in the accidental installation of inappropriate motor software in 11,700 BMW vehicles, Xinhua news agency reported.

The Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) subsequently ordered a recall of affected BMW diesel cars affected in 2018.

Reithofer emphasized, however, that it was a “manual, human mistake” which had not led to a false depiction of nitrogen oxide (NOx) emission levels.

“It had nothing to do with a purposeful manipulation of motor use and exhaust clearing systems,” he told investors. Read More

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