Daimler recalls 841k vehicles with Takata airbags

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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.

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  • Sushi ‘quality’ killed Deutsch quality

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    • machan on Feb 16, 2016 at 9:14 am

      Merz wo. AMG driver dies faster lo.

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      • Same L0rrrr on Feb 16, 2016 at 11:40 am

        Bravo, wira iswara satria saga waja have no airbags no recall then quality better!!??

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  • chiakc on Feb 15, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    it seems that all moving vehicles on malaysia roads does not fit with takata airbags.

    Japanese brands doesn’t recall, conti doesn’t recall. Or did I missed local auto news on takata recall issues?

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    • Kaboom on Feb 15, 2016 at 11:37 pm

      Yes, very strange since the danger improper airbag activation is at higher risk in hot weather country like ours.

      I think our regulators are weak and not clever enough to demand the car makers to do the right thing by recalling cars and fixing our airbags.

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      • Nothing to do with regulators. Its the brand holders responsibility.

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        • Atilla on Feb 16, 2016 at 8:07 am

          Oh yes it does have everything to do with them. Regulators let them get away with it. If brand holders fail, regulators must step in. Our regulators are protecting cronies obviously.

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  • Syukur lah.

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  • recond car from japan effected or not, can anyone chk for me, c200 2012

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