Mercedes-Benz recalls almost a million vehicles worldwide due to a problem with the braking system, according to AFP, which cites the German federal transport authority.
The regulator, known as KBA, said in a statement on June 1st that the affected cars were manufactured between 2004 and 2015 and belong to the ML and GL (BR 164) series of sport utility vehicles, as well as the R-Class luxury minivan. (BR 251).
“Mercedes-Benz AG has determined that on certain vehicles of the ML, GL, and R-Class series from the production period 2004 – 2015, the function of the brake booster might be affected by advanced corrosion in the joint area of the housing“, a spokeswoman for the company.
“We have detected that in some of these vehicles, the operation of the brake booster could be affected by advanced corrosion in the junction area of the housing” Mercedes-Benz said in a statement.
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Thus, a “particularly strong or hard” braking maneuver could cause mechanical damage to the brake booster in “rare cases” of very severe corrosion. This could result in increased brake pedal force required to slow the vehicle and/or a potentially longer stopping distance.
Therefore, more than 993,000 vehicles will be recalled worldwide, of which 70,000 are in Germany.