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Mercedes-Benz Is Recalling One Million Cars


Mercedes-Benz has announced that it is recalling 993,407 vehicles worldwide due to a potential problem with the braking system. The recalled cars are between 2004 and 2015 models which are ML, GL and the R-Class luxury mini-van. Out of the 993,407 cars being recalled around 70,000 are in Germany and it is currently unknown how many are being recalled in the UK.

The KBA said: “Corrosion on the brake booster can in the worst case lead to the connection between the brake pedal and the braking system being interrupted.” “As a consequence the service brake can stop functioning.”

Mercedes-Benz have said: “The move was based on analysis of isolated reports for certain vehicles.”
“In rare cases of very severe corrosion, it might be possible for a particular strong or hard breaking manoeuvre to cause mechanical damage to the brake booster, whereby the connection
between brake pedal and brake system would fail.”
“In such a very rare case, it would not be possible to decelerate the vehicle via the service brake. Thus, the risk of a crash or injury would be increased.”

Mercedes-Benz said: “It would start with the recall immediately and will start to contact the owners of the potentially affected vehicles.”
“The recall process will involve inspecting potentially affected vehicles and, depending on the results of the inspection, replacing the parts where necessary.”
“Until the inspection takes place, we ask our customers not to drive their vehcles.”