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Mercedes “Don’t Drive” recall has been extended

Last month, Mercedes-Benz announced a recall involving approximately 300,000 vehicles, including the 2006-2012 ML-class, R-class minivans and GL-class, due to the potential loss of braking power. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a “no driving” notice to affected vehicles until the brake components can be inspected. now, Parents It reports that the recall has been expanded to include 993,407 vehicles worldwide.

outlet German automakers claim to recall about one million vehicles between 2004 and 2015 on a potential problem with the vehicle’s braking system. The German Federal Transport Authority (KBA) said the issue needed to address brake booster corrosion.

“Corrosion of the brake booster can, in the worst case, break the connection between the brake pedal and the brake system,” KBA reports the outlet. Under 2006 R classThe NHTSA site states that the vehicle has been recalled and should not be driven, as corrosion of the brake booster housing unit can cause “poor braking performance or brake failure”.

Owners should stop driving the car immediately, Mercedes Early signs of a brake booster failure claim to include soft brake pedals and the noise generated by the air in the brake system (such as sucking and swooshing). Automakers claim that these vehicles must be parked until they can be inspected by an authorized dealer.

According to Mercedes, the problem with these vehicles is that the brake booster can corrode when exposed to moisture for extended periods of time. Corrosion can degrade the internal components of the brake booster, pumping air into the brake system and reducing its effectiveness.

Mercedes dealers inspect the brake booster housing and remove the rubber sleeves of the affected vehicle. Vehicles that have been found to be free of severe corrosion in the system can be operated without further service. Vehicles that have been corroded will be tested to confirm the function of the brake booster. Vehicles that pass the test can be driven for an additional two years before having to return to the dealer for additional repairs.

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Photo: Mercedes-Benz ML class (top), Mercedes-Benz R class (middle)

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