Mercedes recalls cars over airbag fault

Mercedes recalls cars over airbag fault

Mercedes-Benz will contact all customers whose cars may be affected by the airbag problem, and ask them to bring their vehicle in.

MERCEDES is asking almost 400,000 British drivers to return their luxury cars for urgent repairs, after airbags on around 30 of its vehicles exploded unintentionally during normal driving.

The marque says owners of models that may be affected "should call their breakdown cover provider or contact their nearest Mercedes dealer" if the airbag light in activated in their vehicle, reports WhatCar? The recall is for around one million cars in total around the world, 495,000 of these are in the US. No deaths or severe injuries, just "a handful of instances" of "minor abrasions or bruising" have been reported resulting from the unintentional deployments.

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'In rare circumstances, if the clock spring is broken and the wiring components are not sufficiently earthed, this could lead to an electrostatic discharge which could inadvertently deploy the driver's air bag'. The planned fix involves adding new grounding to the steering components.

The recall is not related to the exploding Takata airbag scandal, and there have been no fatalities.

Mercedes-Benz in the U.S. said that there had been "a handful of instances where drivers suffered minor abrasions or bruises". The repairs will begin before the end of the month.

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