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Mercedes to recall 400,000 UK vehicles
23rd October, 2017

Mercedes-Benz will recall approximately 400,000 UK vehicles due to a fault which causes airbags to accidentally inflate.

A Mercedes-Benz spokeswoman has said that "if the steering column module clock spring is broken, the driver air bag warning light will be displayed in the instrument cluster, as well as a red airbag warning lamp. In rare circumstances, if the 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 far, there have been 30 accidental airbag deploys, none of which have been in the UK, and there have been no fatalities in connection with the fault. Mercedes have also said that their cars were safe to drive under normal operating conditions.

The models affected include the A, B, C, and E-Class, and CLA, GLA, and GLC, built between November 2011 and July 2017. If you own one of these models, you will be contacted by the manufacturer and the issue will be fixed, free of charge. Additionally, Mercedes are urging customers to contact its roadside assistance service if the airbag warning light does come on.

logical Commercial Director, Nigel Kerr, has said: “The safety and wellbeing of our customers is of the utmost importance to us. This important announcement should be actioned on as soon as possible. We are therefore urging customers to book their Mercedes vehicles in for inspection immediately.”

Should you require any further information or assistance on this issue, contact the logical team, who will advise you accordingly.

Sources: The Guardian and Fleet News