Daimler is recalling over 1 million Mercedes-Benz cars and sport utility vehicles globally to address possible unintentional air bag deployments, the German automaker stated.
The safety recall covers 495,000 vehicles in the United States, 400,000 in Britain, 76,000 in Canada and some hundred thousand in Germany, business authorities stated. The automaker did not immediately have a full worldwide overall.
An electrostatic discharge, combined with a damaged clock spring and insufficient grounding of steering components, can result in unintentional deployment of the chauffeur side front air bag in cars based on the recall, the company stated.
As part of the repair, it said dealers would include new grounding to the steering components.
A Mercedes-Benz spokesperson in the United States stated there had been “a handful of circumstances where drivers suffered minor abrasions or swellings” because of the air bag problem.
No deaths have been reported and the concern is not connected to the huge recall of Takata air bag inflators worldwide.
The recalls concerns some 2012-2018 model year A, B, C, and E-Class models and CLA, GLA and GLC cars.