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Daimler recalls over 1 million vehicles worldwide for air bag fix

BERLIN/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Daimler AG is recalling more than 1 million Mercedes-Benz cars and sport utility vehicles worldwide to address potential unintended air bag deployments, the German automaker said on Monday.

The safety recall covers 495,000 vehicles in the United States, 400,000 in Britain, 76,000 in Canada and a few hundred thousand in Germany, company officials said. The German automaker did not immediately have a complete worldwide total.

An electrostatic discharge, coupled with a broken clock spring and insufficient grounding of steering components, can lead to inadvertent deployment of the driver side front air bag in vehicles subject to the recall, the company said.

As part of the fix, it said dealers would add new grounding to the steering components.

A Mercedes-Benz spokeswoman in the United States said there had been "a handful of instances where drivers suffered minor abrasions or bruises" due to the air bag problem.

No deaths have been reported and the issue is not related to the massive recall of Takata air bag inflators worldwide.

The recalls covers some 2012-2018 model year A, B, C, and E-Class models and CLA, GLA and GLC vehicles.


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Just received a letter today 12/30/17 that they should have the replacement for my 2007 SLK in March 2018. My SLK is in Group 4 for replacement.


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Just received a letter today 12/30/17 that they should have the replacement for my 2007 SLK in March 2018. My SLK is in Group 4 for replacement.
Got the same letter with the same March date for my 2010 GLK the other day, but I think the issue Jeff is referring to is not the same as our Takata Airbag Russian Roulette issue. I'll believe it when I get something from Carlton.
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2012 to 2018 only. 2007s shoulda bin last year. Can check your VIN here.


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MB has two recalls related to airbags.

The one I received the letter was the first one that has the Takata that has metal parts. This was the one I got the letter on.

The second recall which your post refers to is where the clock spring can break and could lead to the air bag going off.

Sorry I post my letter under the wrong recall.

Paul, I have a 2016 GLA that has this second MB recall and waiting on fix from MB as I do not have a sure fix yet.


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Takata air bags recall expands to 3.3 million vehicles

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/takata-...lion-vehicles/

https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls


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