Ferrari and Mercedes Are Selling Cars With Faulty Takata Airbags: Report

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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