Friday, May 20, 2016

Mercedes-Benz Recalls 841,000 Vehicles for Takata Airbags [UPDATED]


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.

UPDATE 2/13: NHTSA has updated its website with more specifics regarding what Mercedes models are affected by this recall. They are: 
-2005 C230 Kompressor, 2006–2007 C230, 2008–2011 C300, 2008–2011 C300 4Matic, 2005 C320, 2006–2011 C350, 2009–2011 C63 AMG
-2010–2011 E350, 2010–2011 E350 4Matic, 2011 E350 Cabriolet, 2010–2011 E550, 2010–2011 E550 4Matic, 2011 E550 Cabriolet, 2010–2011 E63 AMG
-2009–2010 GL320 BlueTec 4Matic, 2011–2012 GL350 BlueTec 4Matic, 2009–2012 GL450 4Matic, 2009–2012 GL550 4Matic
-2010–2012 GLK350, 2010–2012 GLK350 4Matic
-2009–2010 ML320 BlueTec 4Matic, 2009–2011 ML350, 2009–2011 ML350 4Matic, 2010–2011 ML450 4Matic Hybrid, 2009–2011 ML550 4Matic, 2009–2011 ML63 AMG
-2007–2008 SLK280, 2007–2008 SLK350, 2007–2008 SLK55 AMG
-2011–2014 SLS AMG, 2012 SLS AMG Cabriolet, 2013–2014 SLS AMG GT
-2009–2010 R320 CDI 4Matic, 2009–2012 R350 4Matic, 2011–2012 R350 BlueTec 4Matic

The updated total for Mercedes-Benz cars (not Daimler vans) is now 711,266, up from 705,000. Daimler vans total is 136,361, up from 136,000.

Update 5/20: Mercedes-Benz has expanded the Takata recall. The company will also replace 196,975 passenger side inflators on just as many cars. Affected models include
-2012-2014 C-class
-2012-2017 E-class coupe, 2012-2017 E-class Cabriolet
-2013-2015 GLK-class
-2015 SLS AMG, 2015 SLS AMG Cabriolet

from Car and Driver Blog

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