Recalls can be expensive tiring, and also downright embarrassing. Mercedes-Benz now recalls 1.3 million cars! Here’s a list of the models.
The United States division of the popular Mercedes-Benz company now recalls 1.29 million vehicles over a particular issue with its known eCall emergency call system that might just be sending out the wrong location information to the said emergency responders once a crash happens. This could be potentially very dangerous and delay the rescue of the individual or individuals at a very critical moment.
Is there a recall on Mercedes Benz?
In a statement coming from Reuters just on Saturday, the automaker noted that a certain temporary collapse in the cars’ communication module’s own power supply that is caused by the crash could lead towards the vehicle’s own position during some sort of emergency call could be incorrect. However, it was noted that other functions of both the automatic and manual emergency call functions still remain quite fully optional.
How do I know if my Mercedes has a recall?
Mercedes-Benz USA also noted to the outlet that it was actually unaware of any particular instances of other material damages or even personal injuries that were a result of this issue. The recall will reportedly start on April 6 and will cover a number of different 2016 up to 2021 model year vehicles.
Which Mercedes cars are being recalled?
Mercedes-Benz recall list:
The list was taken from the official filing with the said National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It was also noted that the automaker actually plans to fix the given issue through the use of a free software update that can easily be installed either over-the-air or even at a dealership.
Some time last year, Mercedes-Benz over in Europe also investigated a report that came from the Mercedes-Benz eCall center of one particular incident wherein the eCall system actually sent out some inaccurate location data for its supposed vehicle, according to a Reuters report. The company’s lengthy investigation as well as review of its given eCall software also uncovered some additional incidents wherein the wrong vehicle position was given. The full story was reported by Gizmodo.
For those who own the models mentioned above in the list, it would be better to contact your local Mercedes-Benz dealer to know how to get the update installed.
Another great device to have should accidents happen is the Apple Watch Series 6 which has reportedly saved a number of lives and allows quick emergency calls. For those not comfortable with Apple, using a Fitbit could also be an okay alternative.
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