Mercedes-Benz recalls several models for faulty airbags

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Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for numerous model lines over concerns the airbags could release metal parts in the event of deployment – though the company says it’s unrelated to the ongoing Takata recall campaign.

The marque reports 78 units across the A-Class, B-Class, C-Class, E-Class, GLA, GLC and AMG GT ranges could be affected by the issue, which could see the airbag gas generator housing eject metal parts if the inflator is deployed.

“Deployment of the airbags may result in small metal parts becoming dislodged from the airbag gas generator housing, which could injure the occupants of the vehicle,” the company says in the recall notice.

While the condition sounds similar to that of the potentially lethal and widespread Takata airbag campaign, Mercedes-Benz says this condition is unrelated.

The affected units were sold from 1 March 2018 through 30 April 2018 – a VIN list can be viewed here.

Owners are advised to contact their local dealer to arrange the inspection and repair of their vehicle, which will be carried out free of charge.

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