Mercedes-Benz Malaysia has just issued an important statement regarding the condition of the airbags in their vehicles. The company is conducting a safety recall of potentially affected Takata airbag modules from specific models in compliance with the European type approval.

This measure serves to ensure customers’ safety and gain a deeper understanding of the condition of airbag modules in the vehicle after a prolonged period.

To recap, the company, guided by Daimler AG, decided to execute a worldwide recall in mid-2019 of the affected models of Mercedes-Benz Cars, Vans and MB Trucks. The company will continue to work closely together with the authorities and Joyson Safety Systems (new owners of Takata) to exchange the latest findings and insights.

In this latest recall notice, Mercedes-Benz vehicles affected are across a variety of models from the production period of 2004 to 2016, including the: A-Class (169), C-Class (203 and 204), E-Class Coupe and Convertible (207), the E-Class (212), ML- and GL-Class (164), R-Class (251), as well as the SLK (171) and the 197 (SLS AMG).

All affected Mercedes-Benz owners can check their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on the recall microsite here or by calling the Customer Care Centre 1-800-88-1133 to confirm if their car has been identified for this voluntary monitoring program.

Should the vehicle be required to undergo the replacement, the cost is free and fully borne by Mercedes-Benz Malaysia.

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia and Daimler AG reassure their customers that all presently produced Mercedes-Benz passenger cars are no longer equipped with Takata (or other suppliers) airbags which contains ammonium nitrate as the primary propellant.