Mercedes-Benz has recalled its midsized C-Class models, for a potential problem with the Safety Restraint System (SRS)
The carmaker has identified a possible corrosion problem with the SRS control unit, which could lead to reduced function of the SRS’s features.
In extreme cases, the vehicle’s airbags may be deactivated, although drivers should be alerted to a failure such as this via the SRS warning lamp.
Inactive airbags may pose a risk to the vehicle’s occupants and other road-users, although airbags may also be triggered for no reason following a corrosion issue with the SRS.
Affected models are identified as W204, and were sold in Australia between March 2006 and December 2008. A total of 7833 vehicles are affected.
Earlier this month, Benz recalled five of its W205 C-Class models due to a battery grounding issue.
Mercedes-Benz will attempt to contact affected owners shortly, but any owner wishing to learn more about the latest round of recalls should contact their local dealer.
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