Mercedes recalls 1.3 million vehicles for emergency-call location error

NEW YORK (AP) — Mercedes-Benz is recalling extra than 1.3 million autos on story of the tool in their emergency-name programs may perchance send responders to the sinister pronounce after a wreck.

The recall comes after Mercedes-Benz discovered of a wreck in Europe where the automated emergency-name machine despatched the sinister feature of the automobile. It started an investigation in October 2019, and it lastly stumbled on other the same events. A firm spokesman said that it stumbled on none within the United States.

The recall covers many autos from the 2016 by means of 2021 model years, including these classed CLA, GLA, GLE, GLS, SLC, A, GT, C, E, S, CLS, SL, B, GLB, GLC, and G. The firm’s Daimler Vans also presented recalls of 2016-2020 Metris autos and 2019-2020 Sprinter autos.

Mercedes-Benz said that it will direct affected owners and update the tool programs with out price, in step with filings with the U.S. Division of Transportation. It expects to open the recall on April 6.

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