A possible airbag malfunction is forcing Mercedes-Benz to recall 126,260 cars from the 2008-2010 model years in the U.S., Automotive News reports. It appears the airbags may deploy inadvertently, meaning without any impact whatsoever, or not deploy at all in the event of a collision.
Affected models include:
- 2008-2009 C 300 (98,750 units);
- 2008-2009 C 63 AMG (2,236 units);
- 2008-2009 C 350 (21,013 units);
- 2010 GLK 350 (4,261 units).
The faulty airbags were manufactured by German supplier Continental AG, according to a document released by the NHTSA. Mercedes-Benz is aware of six cases of inadvertent airbag deployment around the world including half in the U.S.
No recall has been issued for Canada yet.