Published on February 10th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Daimler Recalls 840,000 Vehicles in U.S. With Takata Airbags
Daimler has just released a statement saying that they would recall 840,000 U.S. vehicles with Takata airbag inflators that could be defective, a step that would result in a charge of 340 million euros (USD383.96 million).
Daimler said it had decided to recall about 705,000 Mercedes-Benz cars and about 136,000 Daimler vans. The company did not immediately respond to a question about which models are being recalled.
Takata’s inflators can explode with too much force and spray metal shrapnel into vehicle passenger compartments. They are linked to at least 10 deaths worldwide and more than 100 U.S. injuries. To date, 14 automakers have recalled about 24 million U.S. vehicles involving about 28 million Takata air bag inflators.
Takata said other automakers involved in the most recent expansion include Honda Motor, Volkswagen Group and its Audi unit, and Mazda Motor Co. American Honda Motor Co., BMW and Saab.