Mercedes recalls 400,000 UK cars over airbag fault

Mercedes recalls 400,000 UK cars over airbag fault
Mercedes recalls 400,000 UK cars over airbag fault

Mercedes-Benz is recalling around 400,000 cars in the UK over a fault that could wrongly activate the driver’s airbag.

The recall affects A-Class, B-Class, C-Class, E-Class, CLA, GLA and GLC model built between November 2011 and July 2017. It is part of a wider global recall of more than one million vehicles.

The issue involves a steering column module clock spring which if broken can trigger the airbag warning light. Mercedes says that in rare circumstances if the spring is broken and wiring components are not sufficiently earthed it could lead to an electrostatic discharge that could deploy the driver’s airbag.

Mercedes said that the cars were still safe to drive under normal conditions but advised customers to contact its assistance service or their nearest Mercedes dealer if the airbag warning light came on.

The firm is in the process of contacting the owners of all affected cars to arrange for the issue to be fixed. It says the remedial work should take around an hour and will be carried out free of charge.

 

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