Ferrari and Mercedes are Selling Cars with Faulty Takata Airbags: Report

Ferrari and Mercedes-Benz are reportedly selling brand new vehicles with faulty Takata airbags.

A recent Senate report notes that the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and 2016-2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe and convertible, as well as various 2016 and 2017 Ferrari models including the FF, California T, 488 GTB, 488 Spider, F12, F12tdf and GTC4 Lusso, will be subject to recalls by the end of 2018. The vehicles however, are legal to be sold because the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said they will not become potentially unsafe until exposed to high humidity for an extended period of time. Safety advocates and some in Congress, however, are criticizing the sale of the vehicles.

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The report also said that Mercedes and Ferrari plan to tell dealers to notify the buyers that the vehicles will be subject to future recalls. The two luxury automakers aren’t the only ones currently selling vehicles that may be recalled in the future. Toyota, FCA and Volkswagen are also equipping new vehicles with defective airbags and have all agreed to notify buyers of the planned recalls.

[Source: Automotive News]

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