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Mercedes-Benz S-Class recalled

Mercedes-Benz is recalling 27 examples of its 2021 S450 due to a problem with its airbag control unit.

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Mercedes-Benz is recalling S-Class models due to an issue with their airbag control unit.

“During manufacture the airbag control unit may not have been secured to the vehicle correctly and may detect incorrect acceleration values whilst driving,” the company says in its recall notice.

“Due to the incorrect acceleration value the airbag control unit might deploy the occupant restraint systems incorrectly and in the event of a crash it might not get activated.

“This could increase the risk of injury or death to vehicle occupants.”

It follows a recall from late last year for a front passenger airbag that may be deactivated, and one from earlier this month for incorrectly installed rear airbag wiring.

If you own an affected vehicle, you’ll need to organise a time with a Mercedes-Benz dealership to have a free repair carried out.

If you have any further questions, you can contact Mercedes-Benz’s Customer Assistance Centre on 1300 300 896.

MORE: Everything Mercedes-Benz S-Class

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William Stopford
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William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel (remember that?), briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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