- Nov 17, 2008
What's German for "kickback"? Daimler workers broke Mercedes' for profit
The sabotage included scratching the cars, loosening clamps and bolts, as well as -- incredibly -- putting foreign liquids into brake lines. According to Suddeutsche Zeitung, the cars affected were C-, E-, and S-Class. The Stuttgart prosecutor's office estimates the costs to Mercedes in the many of millions, but the greatest irony is this: the workers under investigation were part of the quality control department.
[Source: Suddeutsche Zeitung via Benz Insider]