Mercedes-Benz Recalls Several Models Due to Airbag Glitch

Mercedes-Benz Recalls Several Models Due to Airbag Glitch
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November 4, 2015

Malfunctioning airbags have led to a recall from Mercedes-Benz USA.

The auto manufacturer is recalling certain model year 2008-2009 C300 Sedan, C300 4Matic, C63 AMG, and C350 vehicles, and 2010 GLK350 and GLK350 4Matic vehicles. Due to a manufacturing error, the airbag control unit may corrode and cause the control unit to malfunction.

The malfunctioning airbag control unit may cause the airbags to unexpectedly deploy increasing the risk of injury and the possibility of a vehicle crash. Alternatively, the airbag control unit malfunction may cause the airbags to not deploy in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of occupant injury.

Mercedes-Benz is including more than 125,000 vehicles in this recall.

The manufacturer will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the airbag control unit and replace it, as necessary, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

Owners with questions about the recall can contact Mercedes-Benz customer service at (800) 367-6372.