Car big Mercedes-Benz USA is recalling over 1.29 million automobiles owing to a failure in its eCall software program, which can not present a car’s appropriate location to emergency responders, post-crash.
In keeping with The Verge, the automakers have stated that they have been unaware of any cases of fabric damages or private accidents which will have resulted from this problem and that they plan to offer a free software program replace to be put in over the air or at dealerships. The recall will start on April sixth.
This recall covers automobiles offered from mannequin years 2016 to 2021 and contains CLA-Class, GLA-Class, GLE-Class, GLS-Class, SLC-Class, A-Class, GT-Class, C-Class, E-Class, S-Class, CLS-Class, SL-Class, B-Class, GLB-Class, GLC-Class, and G-Class automobiles.
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Mercedes-Benz stated, “a brief collapse of the communication module’s energy provide brought on by a crash would possibly result in the car’s place throughout a possible emergency name being incorrect.”
Nevertheless, the corporate added, “different capabilities of the automated and guide emergency name perform stay totally operational.”
As per The Verge, in 2019, Mercedes-Benz in Europe investigated an incident the place the automated eCall system supplied an incorrect place for its car. The corporate discovered different conditions the place an incorrect car place was relayed.
Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz final month unveiled the EQA, a brand new electrical compact SUV as a part of plans to tackle rival Tesla and supply extra emission-free automobiles to customers to satisfy targets in Europe and China.
The EQA, the primary of a number of electrical fashions Mercedes-Benz plans to launch this 12 months, will initially have a spread of 426 kilometres (265 miles), with a 500km mannequin coming later, the premium model carmaker had stated in a video presentation.
- With inputs from HT Correspondent