Mercedes-Benz expands Takata recall | CarAdvice

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Around 5900 a lot more cars could be fitted with defective airbags

Mercedes-Benz Australia has expanded its Takata airbag remember marketing campaign, which affects the 2006-12 product-year GL, ML and SLK design traces.

The German marque suggests the number of units influenced by the campaign has grown to 8817 motor vehicles – up from the 2850 previously described.

It is really worth noting the Mercedes-Benz designs involved in this observe are fitted with the much less-perilous ‘beta’ inflators, nevertheless the recall is nevertheless linked to a main safety problem.

Mercedes-Benz states the influenced GL, ML and SLK models were readily available for sale from 1 August 2006 by way of 30 September 2012. A VIN listing is hooked up listed here.

As with previous Takata airbag remembers, the recalled motor vehicles are fitted with inflators that might degrade over time due to substantial temperatures and humidity.

If the situation occurs, the steel inflator housing may perhaps explode or rupture when deployed in the function of a collision, capturing metallic fragments into the cabin – posing a considerable chance of damage, even loss of life, to the vehicle’s occupants.

Owners are urged to get in touch with their regional vendor to set up substitute airbags cost-free of demand. Alternatively, you can call Mercedes-Benz Australia on 1300 659 307 in between 8:30am and 5:00pm.

You can also examine out all the can make and versions afflicted in Australia on the ACCC’s recall web page.

Faulty Takata airbags have been linked to 19 fatalities globally, including just one in Australia, together with some 200 accidents. While 12 manufacturers have currently issued remember notices for in excess of 5 million cars in Australia, the federal government wants more motion to be taken.

 Last month the ACCC extra some 1.1 million vehicles to the obligatory recall, which requires impacted makers to switch all defective airbags by the close of 2020.