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Mercedes-Benz issues recall over faulty airbags across 400,000 UK cars

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If the red warning light comes on in your Merc then hot-foot it to your nearest dealer!

Mercedes owners, pay attention…

December 11th 2017 news

Mercedes-Benz is recalling a whopping 400,000 cars in the UK over faulty airbags after it emerged that they've been prematurely deploying.

This recall applies to the following models built between November 2011 and July 2017: A-Class, B-Class, C-Class, E-Class and CLA models.

The recall comes with a warning that if owners see the red airbag warning light appear on their dashboard, then they should speak to their local Merc dealer immediately. Although it has been said that in normal conditions – without that red warning light being on – that all of the cars are still safe to drive. 

A spokesperson for Mercedes told the BBC: "If the steering column module clock spring is broken and the wiring components are not sufficiently earthed, this could lead to an electrostatic discharge which could inadvertently deploy the driver's airbag."

So now you know.

However, this recall isn't related to the Takata scandal of exploding airbags, and Mercedes says instead that the problem can be fixed in a mere hour, free of charge.

All customers whose cars may be affected will be contacted and asked to bring their vehicle in to be checked.

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