Mercedes recalls 400,000 cars over possible air bag fault. 17/10/17
Mercedes has advised that drivers of "certain A, B, C, and E-Class, and CLA, GLA, and GLC" models in the UK that as a precaution, they should not drive their vehicles if a red airbag warning light comes on in their vehicles.
They stated that "If the steering column module clock spring is broken, the driver airbag warning light will be displayed in the instrument cluster, as well as a red airbag warning lamp."
They also stated that "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."
"Cars are safe to drive under normal operating conditions." according to the manufacturer.
The company also stated that customers who may be affected will be contacted by post and will be offered a free of charge repair to their vehicle.
Alternatively customers can contact their nearest retailer if they have any concerns.
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