Mercedes airbag recall involves 400000 British cars

Mercedes 400000-car recall in the UK: which models are affected

Mercedes 400000-car recall in the UK: which models are affected

Daimler AG is recalling more than 1 million Mercedes-Benz vehicles around the world to resolve a problem causing airbags to unexpectedly and unnecessarily deploy in the affected cars and sport-utility vehicles.

The recall from Mercedes Benz affects some model of their A Class, B Class, C Class and E Class, plus the CLA, GLA and GLC which were built between November 2011 and July 2017.

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While there have reportedly been no incidences of airbags unintentionally deploying in the United Kingdom, the recall has been triggered by several cases worldwide.

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. If you airbag warning light comes on then you need to contact Mercedes immediately. The official Mercedes-Benz Roadside Assistance number is 00800 5777 7777.

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Mercedes is now getting in contact with owners of the affected cars, to book them in for an appointment at a dealership or fix centre. Repairs are free under the recall and are expected to take "no longer than an hour to complete".

Due to insufficient grounding of steering components, the airbags can deploy when an electrostatic discharge occurs as a result of a broken clock spring.

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