Mercedes-Benz China to recall 127 vehicles for airbag defect

Written by Agencies | Beijing | Updated: Aug 14 2012, 22:20pm hrs
China MercMercedes-Benz China to recall 127 vehicles for airbag defect (Reuters)
Mercedes-Benz China will recall 127 units of G500 and G55 AMG models sold in China in order to fix a problem with the vehicles' airbags, the country's quality

watchdog said today.

The recall, which will start on September 29, affects two named models manufactured between September 30, 2010 and April 27, 2011, China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said in a statement.

Due to possible welding defects, the band that fixes the frontal airbags to the cover board may come off when the airbags are deployed, posing safety risks to passengers, the statement said.

The auto company will offer free checks to remove defective parts, it said.