Mercedes must recall almost a million vehicles worldwide 06/06/22

According to the Federal Motor Transport Authority, Mercedes-Benz is recalling nearly one million older cars worldwide due to potential brake issues.

As a result, ML, GL and R-Class cars manufactured between 2004 and 2015 were affected, the authority said in its recall database. Germany probably has around 70,000 cars.

In the worst case, wear of the brake booster can lead to a break in the connection between the brake pedal and the brake system. “As a result, the service brakes failed,” the Federal Office reported.

On Saturday, the Stuttgart-based manufacturer said the affected cars’ brake booster was no longer functioning properly due to worn housing seals – and this has led to a review of the individual cases.

Under certain conditions, wear can cause the brake booster to leak and reduce the brake booster. “As a result, the actuation forces on the brake pedal needed to slow the car will increase and the braking distance may be longer. This may be associated with a noticeable hissing or squealing noise when the brakes are applied. Mercedes confirmed information provided by the office that in extreme cases it may not be possible to brake the car using the service brake. “This would increase the risk of accidents or injuries “said a spokesperson.

Mercedes-Benz will immediately start checking the cars. “We ask you not to use the vehicle until the time of the examination.” If necessary, the manufacturer will provide solutions to the owners. In mid-May, Mercedes-Benz announced a recall in the United States for brake issues on good 292,000ml, GL and R cars from model years 2006 through 2012.

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STUTTGART (dpa-AFX)

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