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Recalls over 1 million vehicles worldwide for air bag fix

As part of the fix, it said dealers would add new grounding to the steering components


Daimler is recalling more than 1 million Mercedes-Benz cars and sport utility vehicles worldwide to address potential unintended air bag deployments, the German automaker said on Monday. The safety recall covers 495,000 vehicles in the United States, 400,000 in Britain, 76,000 in Canada and a few hundred thousand in Germany, company officials said. The German automaker did not immediately have a complete worldwide total. An electrostatic discharge, coupled with a broken clock spring and insufficient grounding of steering components, can lead to inadvertent deployment of the driver side ...

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First Published: Tue, October 17 2017. 02:32 IST