The Mercedes CLA has been recalled in India. Mercedes–Benz has recalled all the CLA models. There is insufficient grounding near the steering column in the Mercedes CLA. Therefore Mercedes Benz will fix this improper steering column issue at no cost of the customers. Only the Indian buyers have reported this issue.
The NCR [ National Capital Region ] has issued letters to explain the problem in brief. These letters has been sent to the customers. In the letter Mercedes–Benz, the vehicle manufacturing company has quoted the following :
“Mercedes–Benz India has found has found that the steering column on the vehicle may not be sufficiently grounded. It is possible that is connection with internal damage the connections in the steering column switch module that the driver air bag could trigger without obvious cause through electric discharge. This may result in risk of injury for the driver along with an increase in risk of an accident. An air bag warning message in the instrument cluster as well as the red air bag indicator lamp display the presence of damage to the driver beforehand. As a part of the recall, we therefore wish to create sufficient grounding on the steering column on your vehicle as a precautionary measure.
All the Mercedes CLA recalled has the improper grounding issue. This improper grounding near steering column can be dangerous and even fatal. Mercedes–Benz doesn’t have the record of the number of vehicles affected by this improper grounding issue. Therefore the owner of the Mercedes CLA needs to check whether their Mercedes CLA has the steering column issue. The owners can easily do this by entering their vehicle identification number [ VIN ] in the following link here.
Mercedes–Benz can not completely surmise if the insufficient grounding near the steering column can exploit the driver side air bag. It can blind the driver leading to loss of control which in turn results into an accident. Therefore Mercedes–Benz has decided to provide extra grounding near the steering column in the affected Mercedes CLA to avoid such circumstances. The Mercedes service centre will work on the steering column issue and it will take about an hour.
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