German luxury automobile manufacturer Mercedes-Benz has recalled more than 1 million cars across the globe due to a faulty steering column component that can break and result in the deployment of the the driver’s airbag. The issue is said to have affected about five lakh models in the US, four lakh cars in the UK apart from a few lakh units in Germany.
The models affected under the recall include the A-Class, B-Class, C-Class, E-Class cars, CLA-Class, GLA-Class, GLC-Class, GLK-Class and a few V-Class units. The said models is regarding the units sold between November 2011 and July 2017.
Mercedes-Benz has said that the cars are safe to drive, although if the airbag warning light comes up, drivers should contact a Mercedes-Benz dealership. The company has claimed that they are contacting owners of the affected models and it will take about an hour to get the issue rectified. Mercedes-Benz is yet to issue a recall for the aforementioned models in India.