Daimler has announced that it will be recalling approximately 840,000 vehicles in the U.S. with faulty Takata airbag inflators.
Although the automaker didn’t specify which models are affected by the recall, it did say it will be broken down to 705,000 Mercedes-Benz cars and 136,000 Daimler vans. As a result of the recall, Daimler has taken a $384 million provision in its full-year 2015 results to cover the costs.
The company said it has been notified by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that certain defective airbag models from Takata have been installed in Mercedes-Benz cars and Daimler vans.
This is the latest recall involving faulty Takata airbag inflators, which have been linked to at least 10 deaths, including nine in the U.S. Automakers worldwide have recalled over 20 million vehicles as a result of the defective airbags that can rupture with too much force and send shrapnel into the occupants of the car.
Last week, Honda added another 2.2 million vehicles to its recall while Ford and Mazda called back its Ranger and B-Series trucks, respectively.
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