Daimler to Recall More Than 1M Vehicles Over Air Bag Snag

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Per Reuters, Daimler AG (DDAIF - Free Report) reported to globally recall more than 1 million Mercedes-Benz cars and sport utility vehicles due to possible air bag deployment issue.

The safety recall include 495,000 vehicles of the United States, 400,000 from Britain, 76,000 of Canada and a few hundred thousand from Germany. Daimler doesn’t have the exact count of total vehicles to be recalled.

The recalled vehicles include A, B, C models from the 2012-2018 period besides E-Class versions and CLA, GLA, GLC vehicles.

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Air bags in the driver side front might accidentally deploy due to electrostatic discharge coupled with a broken clock spring and inadequate grounding of steering components. In order to fix the issue, dealers will add new grounding to the steering components.

Per Mercedes-Benz management in the United States, a few accidents with drivers having suffered minor bruises occurred due to this air bag deployment problem.

Earlier in July, the company recalled more than 3 million Mercedes-Benz diesel vehicles in Europe due to emissions concerns.

Price Performance

Shares of Daimler have gained 8.8% year to date, outperforming the industry’s 6.6% rally.

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