Nearly 500,000 Mercedes-Benz models are facing recall because their airbags could deploy without warning.
The recall impacts 495,000 vehicles including the following models:
- 2014-17 Mercedes-Benz B-Class
- 2012-18 C-Class
- 2012-17 E-Class
- 2014-18 CLA-Class
- 2015-18 GLA-Class
- 2016-18 GLC-Class
- 2013-15 GLK-Class
Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler has determined it stems from a problem in the steering column, where an electrostatic discharge, a broken clock spring and insufficient grounding can sometimes lead to the airbag inadvertently deploying. If the vehicle has a broken spring, an airbag warning light will illuminate in the instrument cluster along with a warning message to alert the driver.
A spokesman said the company is aware of “less than a dozen” confirmed instances related to the problem.
Dealers will add new grounding to the steering components. Owners can call Mercedes-Benz at 800-367-6372 for more information.
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