Mercedes Benz SA recalls over 13 000 cars over possible brake failure

German car manufacturer Mercedes Benz are recalling some of their vehicles over possible brake failure concerns. The recall affects almost a million (993,407) vehicles globally, with 13 159 cars recalled in South Africa and over 70 000 recalled in Germany.

This recall comes after it has been discovered that cars manufactured and sold between 2006 and 2019 could experience brake failure caused by rusting on the housing joining points.

The National Consumer Commission has urged all Mercedes-Benz ML,GL, (model series 164) and R-Class (model series 251) owners to stop driving these vehicles and contact Mercedes-Benz immediately to confirm the affected VIN Numbers and for further assistance.

The Acting National Consumer Commissioner, Thezi Mabuza, said: “The supplier informed the commission of this recall following a global recall by the manufacturer.

“We understand that the defect may lead to a possible brake failure which may lead to accidents and injuries. The affected models were manufactured between 2006 and 2019.”

The Commission is closely monitoring the recalling of these vehicles based on its Recall Guidelines and consumers are advised to contact Mercedes-Benz South Africa call centre number: 0800 133 355.

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