Daimler says faulty wiring in the steering columns of affected vehicles could cause static electricity to build up and set off the airbag without warning, according to Germany’s dpa news agency.

Affected vehicles include the following Mercedes-Benz models:

  • A-Class
  • B-Class
  • C-Class
  • E-Class
  • CLA
  • GLC
  • GLK
  • V-Class

About 400,000 of the vehicles were registered in Britain, and another 200,000-odd cars in Germany, with other countries to follow, dpa reported.

The recalls are set to begin over the next several weeks when repair parts became available to ground the steering column and prevent the buildup of static electricity.

Source: Washington Post

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