The Federal transportation authority (KBA) announced German automobile maker Mercedes-Benz recalled close to 1 million of its older vehicles around the world due to a possible problem with the brake mechanism.
On June 1, The KBA announced in a press release and announced late on Saturday night through German press that recalls affected vehicles made between 2004 and in the series of SUVs ML as well as GL as well as of the R-Class luxurious minivan.
The KBA stated that in the world, 993,407 vehicles were recalled and recalled, with 70,000 of them in Germany.
“Corrosion on the brake booster can in the worst case lead to the connection between the brake pedal and the braking system being interrupted,” the KBA stated.
“As a consequence, the service brake can stop functioning.”
Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that the recall in a press release sent to AFP The company said the decision was made based upon “analysis of isolated reports for certain vehicles”.
“In rare cases of very severe corrosion, it might be possible for a particularly strong or hard braking manoeuvre to cause mechanical damage to the brake booster, whereby the connection between brake pedal and brake system would fail,” Mercedes stated.
“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.”
The company said it would “start with the recall immediately” and contact the owners of the “potentially affected vehicles”.
“The recall process will involve inspecting potentially affected vehicles and, depending on the results of the inspection, replacing the parts where necessary,” the company said.
“Until the inspection takes place, we ask our customers not to drive their vehicles.”