Mercedes has issued a recall for around 126,260 SUVs and cars in the United States due to a possible manufacturing flaw that could lead to the inflation of the airbags without a crash.
This recall covers models, including 2008-2009 C-300 sedan, C-350, and C-63 AMG and 2010 GLK350 and GLK350 4-Matic.
The fault could cause the corrosion of the air bag control unit and lead to its malfunctioning. This in turn could lead to deployment of the air bags without any prior warning or they could fail to inflate in case of a vehicle crash.
Three unintended airbag deployments have been reported in the United States by the company, while three more have been reported in other nations. It’s not evident whether or not anyone was injured in these cases.
The German automaker will send a notification to the owners by 2015 end, though the company hasn’t decided when the recall will begin. In the campaign, dealers will check the control unit and if needed they will replace it.
Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz USA customer care at 1-800-367-6372 or National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety (NHTSA) Hotline at 1-888-327-4236.