Mercedes Recall: Airbag Control Unit Issue

Published 4 years ago — by Lisa Federico

Now Hear This! Mercedes Recall

Now Hear This! Mercedes Recall
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Mercedes-Benz has announced a recall of approximately 126,000 vehicles due to an issue that may cause airbags to inflate without a crash.

Which Mercedes-Benz models are affected by the recall?

Model year 2008-2009 C-300, C-350 and C-63, and model year 2010 GLK-350 4-Matic.

What causes the airbag issue?

A manufacturing error in the airbag control unit may corrode and malfunction, making airbags deploy without warning, or even not inflate during a crash.

Are there any known accidents attributed to the defect?

At this time, three unintended airbag deployments have occurred in the U.S.

What do I do if my car is one of those affected?

Mercedes-Benz will be notifying all owners affected by the recall by the end of 2015 and will inspect the airbag control unit and replace free of charge.

If your Mercedes-Benz is part of this recall and you have not been notified, call your local, independent Mercedes-Benz repair shop to schedule an appointment to have your Mercedes-Benz checked and serviced for the defect.


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