Daimler recalls almost 1.3 million vehicles in US

Saturday, 13. February 2021 22:14

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz USA announced on Saturday that it will recall 1.29 million vehicles over a software malfunction. The vehicles were all sold between 2016 and 2021.

"The software design of the communication module may fail to communicate the correct vehicle s location for the emergency call system ( eCall ) in the event of a crash. If there is a drop of the power supply to the communications module during a crash, the automatic eCall system may register the location of the vehicle s last ignition cycle, rather than its location at the time the eCall system is activated. Emergency responders may be dispatched to an inaccurate vehicle location, increasing the risk of injury following a crash," the company explained in a filing.

Affected models include CLA-Class, GLA-Class, GLE-Class, GLS-Class, SLC-Class, A-Class, GT-Class, C-Class, E-Class, S-Class, CLS-Class, SL-Class, B-Class, GLB-Class, GLC-Class, and G-Class vehicles.

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