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Mercedes Recalls 126k Cars for Unintended Airbag Deployment

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On: Tue, Nov 10, 2015 at 11:15AM | By: Teddy Field

Mercedes Recalls 126k Cars for Unintended Airbag Deployment

Airbags contain a deployment apparatus that allow them to pop out at up to 200 mph. With that much force at their disposal, an airbag is able to react to an impact almost instantly. But if you're just driving over, say, railroad tracks, a sudden airbag deployment could cause you to loose control and have a real accident. And then you wouldn't have an airbag to protect you. This is the problem facing certain Mercedes GLK and C-Class drivers. So let's have a look and see which models are being recalled...

According to documents filed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a manufacturing defect could cause the airbag control unit to corrode, and potentially malfunction. If this happens, the airbags could randomly deploy themselves, or even worse, not deploy in an accident.

Mercedes is aware of three unintended deployments so far. But they say no injuries were reported. They will begin notifying owners later this year, at which point dealers will inspect and replace the defective airbag computers.

This recall covers 126,260 vehicles sold in the United States, including:
2008-2009 Mercedes C300
2008-2009 Mercedes C300 4MATIC
2008-2009 Mercedes C350
2008-2009 Mercedes C63 AMG
2010 Mercedes GLK350
2010 Mercedes GLK350 4MATIC

For more information campaign 15V711000, you can contact MBUSA customer service at
1-800-367-6372, or NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236


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