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Mercedes to recall about 1 million older models worldwide

Economy Jun 04, 2022 03:35PM ET
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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The Mercedes-Benz logo is pictured at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, Germany, September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski/File Photo

BERLIN (Reuters) -Mercedes-Benz is recalling almost a million older cars from around the world due to possible problems with the brake booster, the company said on Saturday.

Models of the ML, GL (BR 164) and R-Class (BR 251) series produced between 2004 and 2015 are affected, it said. Some 70,000 of them are in Germany.

"We have found that in some of those vehicles, the function of the brake booster could be affected by advanced corrosion in the joint area of the housing," Mercedes-Benz said in a statement.

This could result in an increase in the brake pedal force needed to decelerate the vehicle and/or to a potentially increased stopping distance, it added.

Mercedes-Benz is starting the recall immediately.

Mercedes to recall about 1 million older models worldwide
 

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Abc Xyz Jun 04, 2022 5:47PM ET
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Why recall older models? Most of the european cars don't last more than warranty period anyway.
 
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