Mercedes recalls nearly one million cars over potential brake issue

Mercedes recalls nearly one million cars over potential brake issue

Mercedes-Benz is recalling roughly one million vehicles sold worldwide between 2004 and 2015 due to brake failure, the firm announced on Monday.

“Corrosion on the brake booster can in the worst case lead to the connection between the brake pedal and the braking system being interrupted,” the KBA said. “As a consequence, the service brake can stop functioning.”

According to the KBA, 993,407 vehicles are being recalled worldwide, with around 70,000 in Germany.

Mercedes stated in an emailed statement that the immediate recall includes the ML and GL series of SUV, both of which are popular with drivers in the United States, as well as the R-Class luxury minivans.

Mercedes is not the only one experiencing brake problems. In the United States, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is following claims from over 750 Tesla customers who have experienced brake problems.

“In rare cases of very severe corrosion, it might be possible for a particularly strong or hard braking maneuver to cause mechanical damage to the brake booster, whereby the connection between brake pedal and brake system would fail,” Mercedes said.


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