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Daimler AG has confirmed that it will be recalling some 841,000 vehicles in the US. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration there has notified the German car maker that some 705,000 Mercedes-Benz vehicles and 136,000 Daimler vans may be equipped with potentially faulty Takata airbag inflators.

While no incidents involving Daimler vehicles have been reported, the note has prompted Daimler to issue a precautionary recall in the US to rectify the affected vehicles, which include variants of the C-, E-, M-, GL-, R-Class, GLK, SLK, and SLS models made between 2005 and 2014 have been affected. Several Dodge, Freightliner and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter models (all made by Daimler) are also included in the recall.

Daimler stated that the recall operation will cost some 340 million euros (RM1.6 billion) entirely. The company stated that the estimated figure will be recognised as a provision in financial year 2015, decreasing its net profit for the year to 8.7 billion euros (RM40 billion) – maintaining its positive trend against net profit in 2014, and not blemishing its figures for 2016.

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia has confirmed to paultan.org that no local cars are involved in this recall.