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Mercedes Benz SUVs recalled due to sensor problem

Posted on January 12, 2017 4:45 pm under Automotive Defects

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that the German automaker Mercedes Benz is recalling nearly 48, 000 SUVs due to a sensor problem.

According to the report, the recall was initiated after the company discovered that the affected SUVs were installed with faulty sensors that will misread whether a child or an adult is in the front seat. This issue will most likely deactivate the air bag system, posing a injury risk.

The models covered by the recall include the GL, GLE, and GLS models from the 2016 and 2017 model years. Mercedes will notify its consumers who purchased the affected vehicle and will fix the sensor software free of charge.

To date, no reports of injuries related to the vehicle sensor problem have been confirmed by the company.

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