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Mercedes-Benz to Recall 32,000 Cars Over Faulty Airbags

By Kim Seong-min | December 15, 2017 11:50

Mercedes-Benz will recall some 32,000 vehicles equipped with Takata airbags, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said on Thursday.

After refusing for almost a year, Mercedes finally decided to accept a recall order and submit its recall plans by the end of this month.

The recall will apply to about 32,000 cars, including C-Class models made between 2008 and 2012 and E-Class models manufactured between 2010 and 2012.

Takata airbags were found in 2013 to be fatally defective, prompting the massive recall. The faulty airbags have been linked to at least 19 deaths and 200 injuries worldwide.

Around 110,000 cars have been recalled here as well, but Mercedes-Benz had refused to recall cars, saying that the airbags in its cars sold here are designed and manufactured differently than the ones that have caused the deaths and injuries.

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