Mercedes recalls 400,000 cars in UK over fault that causes airbag to deploy

16 Oct

The models affected include the A-Class, B-Class, C-Class, and E-Class, and CLA, GLA, and GLC ranges, built between November 2011 and July 2017.

The fix takes about an hour and involves replacing a clock spring in the steering column.

In some cases, the clock spring can fail so that when the driver turns the steering wheel, some wires do not earth properly. 

That can cause wires to ‘short circuit’ or create an ‘electrical discharge’ which then triggers the air-bags prematurely.

Mercedes said the cars are safe to drive under normal conditions. But owners are warned that if a red airbag warning light appears on the dashboard they should immediately call Mercedes’ roadside assistance.

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