Mercedes have recalled almost 1m cars with faulty brakes

Mercedes have recalled almost 1m cars with faulty brakes

Do you own a Mercedes Benz model which was built between the years 2004 and 2015? 

If the answer is yes, it might be worth having your brakes tested. Mercedes have recalled a total of 993,407 vehicles with faulty brakes. This design flaw could potentially be a costly one, so it’s important to get your brakes tested- regardless of how they’ve performed till this point.

Mercedes, who are an established car manufacturer, recalled a similar number of cars last year amid complaints of an issue with their emergency call system. In a statement made on Saturday, Mercedes said “we have found that in some of those vehicles, the function of the brake booster could be affected by advanced corrosion in the joint area of the housing." 

"It might be possible for a particularly strong or hard braking manoeuvre to cause mechanical damage to the brake booster. In such a very rare case, it would not be possible to decelerate the vehicle via the service brake. Thus the risk of a crash or injury would be increased."

It goes without saying that brakes on cars should be frequently checked for any potential irregularities. If you do indeed own a Mercedes, take a trip down to your local Eurofit and have your brakes thoroughly checked over. Remember, prevention is always better than cure.

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