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Germany to recall 22,000 Porsches with emissions cheating software

GERMANY TO RECALL 22,000 PORSCHES WITH EMISSIONS CHEATING SOFTWARE

German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt says that emissions cheating software has been found in Porsche's Cayenne Diesel 3.0 TDI model and that 22,000 vehicles will be recalled.

Germany on Thursday ordered luxury car brand Porsche to recall 22,000 vehicles over emissions test cheating amid a widening election-year scandal.

Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt told reporters that "illegal" software disguising the true level of polluting emissions had been discovered in Porsche's Cayenne and Macan models, which must now be fixed.

Porsche is a subsidiary of Volkswagen, which admitted in 2015 to cheating regulatory emissions tests in 11 million diesel vehicles worldwide.

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