Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Mercedes-Benz Recalls 841,000 Vehicles for Takata Airbags


Several Mercedes-Benz cars, SUVs, and vans have officially been recalled as part of the massive action concerning exploding, shrapnel-shooting Takata airbags. The company has just called back 705,000 passenger vehicles and another 136,000 Daimler-built vans in the U.S.

Affected cars include the 2005–2014 C-class, E-class, GL-class, M-class, and SLK; the 2006–2012 R-class; and the 2011–2014 SLS AMG. The 2007–2014 Sprinter vans with Dodge, Freightliner, or Mercedes badges also are included. Some 2006–2008 Sprinters had been added to the Takata recall in June 2015. In total, all Mercedes and Daimler-built vehicles under recall now number roughly 845,000. Mercedes said it has no reported airbag ruptures or injuries. At this point, the company is not saying whether it is recalling the vehicles for driver’s-side, passenger-side, side airbags, or all three.

Filings were not available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and Mercedes has not released a repair schedule. This latest recall, along with a similar number of cars just added by BMW, now affects more than 23 million cars in the U.S. from 23 brands. Stay with us as this story continues to develop.

from Car and Driver Blog

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