Mercedes-Benz A-Class (2011 - 2017)

Production: XI. 2011 - VII. 2017 | Problems / tags:   

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Problem Description

The steering column is not sufficiently earthed. As a result, in the event of an electrostatic discharge, the driver’s airbag may be triggered when not required. This could cause an accident.

The recall affects vehicles produced between 11/2011 and 07/2017.

Source: Alert 49/2017 A12/1733/17




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What the owner should do?

If you read about a recall that you think may affect your car, you’ll need the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) for your car – this is a 17 characters code that appears on the chassis plate of your car or – on most UK-registered cars – in the bottom-left corner of your windscreen.

You should make contact with a Mercedes-Benz dealer or workshop that’s been officially authorised to perform repairs on behalf of the manufacturer and ask for the details. Usually that’ll be your nearest franchised dealership, or ‘main dealer’ as they’re sometimes known.

If you wish fully comprehensive vehicle check, with more than 80 data points about the history of the car, then we suggest going to HPI-Check, which provides information on a specific vehicle using also the vehicle registration number.

UK car-owners can easily make a pre-check by visiting DVLA website and entering your car registration number; it will also reveal your car’s current MOT status.

This notification is purely informative for the vehicle type you have selected. As these deficiencies often relate to specific components (engine type, bodywork, equipment), the recall may not apply to all vehicles of this type. First published in the Weekly overview reports of RAPEX notifications.


Check also our UK Recalls database
UK Recalls - Mercedes Benz
Published by RAPEX 8. 12. 2017
Keywords   
Risk Accident
Make
Model
Type Hatchback
Production period XI. 2011 - VII. 2017
Type/number of model Typ:117, 176, 246, 245 G, 176 AMG, 245 G AMG, 204, 204 K, 204 X, 204 AMG, 204 K AMG, 207, 212, 212 K, 212 AMG, 212 K AMG
Country of origin Germany
Alert submitted by Germany
Products were found and measures were taken also in EU
Measures taken by economic operators Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
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