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Mercedes-Benz GLK (2008 – 2015)

Published on 21. 09. 2020
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Problem description:

The driver and passenger airbags of the company Takata in vehicles with ammonium nitrate gas generators without drying agents could, under certain climate conditions, lead over time to a chemical change in the fuel.

In the event of an accident triggering the release of the driver or passenger airbag, this change could cause the gas generators to burst. If a gas generator ruptures, the airbag would then have no restraining function and loose parts from the gas generator could reach the vehicle interior. This would increase the risk of injury for passengers.

The Mercedes-Benz GLK models affected by this recall were manufactured between 2008 – 2015.

Mercedes recall code: 9196001/9196002/9196003/9196004/9196005/9196006

Source: Rapex Alert 38/2020 A12/01236/20

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Type of alert Serious
Make Mercedes-Benz
Model GLK
Production period 2008 - 2015
Risk Injury
Type/number of model Types: 164, 164 AMG, 164 G, 169, 171, 171 AMG, 197, 203, 203 K, 203 CL, 204 K, 204 K AMG, 204 X, 207, 212, 212 AMG, 212 K, 212 K AMG, 251, 251 AMG, e1*2001/116*0315*01 to *17, e1*2001/116*0403*00 to *07, e1*2001/116*0340*03 to *14, e1*2001/116*0288*00 to *15, e1*2001/116*0262*03 to *08, e1*2001/116*0321*00 to *02, e1*2007/46*0233*00 to *06, e1*2001/116*0501*04 to *11, e1*2007/46*0191*00 to *04, e1*2007/46*0200*00 to *10, e1*2007/46*0335*00 to *01, e1*2001/116*0341*04 to *17, e1*2001/116*0404*00, e1*98/14*0139*14 to *24, e1*98/14*0158*17 to *20, e1*98/14*0159*15 to *17, e1*2001/116*0457*00 to *29 , e1*2001/116*0463*00 to *12, e1*2001/116*0480*00 to *16, e1*2001/116*0502*00 to *21
Country of origin Germany
Alert submitted by Germany
Products were found and measures were taken also in see the source
Measures taken by economic operators Recall of the product from end users
Published by Rapex 20200918



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