German carmaker Mercedes-Benz is recalling almost 1milion older vehicles from around the world! citing potential problems with their braking system.
Older Mercedes M-Class models are among those being recalled
According to Germany’s federal transport authority (KBA), a total of 993,407 vehicles are being recalled worldwide!
Approximately 70,000 of the affected cars are in Germany.
LBC News tweet on Mercedes faulty brakes recall
Nearly a million Mercedes owners are being told not to drive their cars after the manufacturer ordered an immediate global recall of some vehicles over safety fears https://t.co/zfyr0Rb7F9
— LBC News (@LBCNews) June 5, 2022
The recall is for vehicles built between 2004 and 2015 that are either of the following models:
- The SUV series ML and GL
- The R-Class luxury minivan
Over the weekend, the company said it will contact owners of the vehicles as their brakes may be affected by what it called “advanced corrosion”.
The recall affects a total of 993,407 vehicles, including 70,000 in Germany.
Mercedes recalled a similar number of cars last year over a safety issue with their emergency call system.
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“We have found that in some of those vehicles, the function of the brake booster could be affected by advanced corrosion in the joint area of the housing,” Mercedes said in a statement on Saturday.
“It might be possible for a particularly strong or hard braking maneuver to cause mechanical damage to the brake booster,” it said.
Mercedes said it is starting the recall immediately and that the process would involve inspecting the potentially faulty vehicles and replacing parts if necessary.
the company recalled over 1.m cars because of a defect in its “eCall” feature, which alerts emergency services of an accident and relays the vehicle’s location.
The eCall system is mandatory in the European Union for all cars sold since 2018.