Georgia’s Mercedes-Benz USA to recall 1.29 million vehicles over software glitches



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Georgia’s Mercedes-Benz USA to recall 1.29 million vehicles over software glitches

Mercedes-Benz USA, the US arm of Stuttgart-headquartered German carmaker Daimler AG, had issued a statement on Saturday saying that the Georgia-based US distributor of the German carmaker had been recalling as many as 1.29 million units sold since 2016 over potential software glitches.

In point of fact, Mercedes-Benz USA, the Sandy Springs, Georgia-based American unit of Daimler AG had also added in the statement that an approximated 1.29 million vehicles which the German automotive giant had sold off since 2016, could fail to send correct vehicle location following a crash.

Apart from that, the Daimler statement issued earlier on Saturday also said the recall would cover a large chuck of its vehicles sold off in the United States since 2016 such as 2016-2021 model year A-Class, E-Class, B-Class, C-Class, CLS-Class, GLA-Class, CLA-Class, GLE-Class, GT-Class, GLB-Class, GLC-Class, G-Class, S-Class alongside SL-Class, a filing with the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) had revealed.

Daimler recalls 1.29 million vehicles in the United States

Aside from that, following the announcement, a spokesperson for Mercedes-Benz USA had confirmed that the car distributor had not received any case of material damage or personal injury due to the software glitches.

The German automaker in tandem has been planning to release a software update which would be installed by either its dealers or over-the-air. Besides, clarifying the nature of complication in communication, the Mercedes-Benz USA statement said, “A temporary collapse of the communication module’s power supply caused by a crash might lead to the vehicle’s position during a potential emergency call being incorrect.

Other functions of the automatic and manual emergency call function remain fully operational. ” Concomitantly, latest recall from the Georgia-based US distributor of Daimler AG followed an investigation in Europe that was launched on October 2019 after a Mercedes-Benz eCall Centre had reported that the automaker’s eCall system had been relaying an inaccurate vehicle position in the event of a crash.