The final weekly recall wrap for 2018 sees only one recall and it comes from the manufacturer with the most recalls this year, Mercedes-Benz.
Certain Mercedes-Benz C-Class and GLC models sold between September 1, 2017, and December 31, 2018, may have a software issue.
An issue with the Audio 20 control unit software may affect the automatic occupant detection for the front passenger seat. This may cause an incorrect reading which could cause the airbag not to activate correctly in the event of an accident which could increase the risk of injury.
Concerned customers are urged to contact their preferred Mercedes-Benz dealership for a free repair. A list of affected VIN can be found here.
Car Conversation would also like to remind everyone to check if their car is affected by the Takata airbag recall, and if they are to have a new airbag inflator fitted as soon as possible.
As with all Takata airbag recalls, the sooner the airbags are replaced the better as the propellant used to inflate the airbag degrades with age, exposure to high temperatures and humidity which increases the risk of metal fragments being projected through the airbag cushion towards vehicle occupants from the metal inflator housing.
Vehicle owners can use their number plate to check if their vehicle is affected by the Takata recalls here.
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