Mercedes recalls close to a million vehicles

Mercedes recalls close to a million vehicles
Photo from Mercedes-Benz Group.

German car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz has recalled almost a million vehicles due to a potential problem with their braking systems, Germany's Federal Transport Authority (KBA) announced on Saturday.

The models recalled are those dating back to the years 2004 to 2015 in SUV series ML and GL, along with the Class R luxury minivan, according to a KBA statement dated 1 June and released on Saturday evening, Belga News Agency reports.

KBA stressed that a rusty servo brake could cause a break in connection between the brake pedal and braking system, in which case the brake could stop working.

The servo brake is a mechanism installed in a hydraulic braking circuit that increases the force applied on the master cylinder.

A total of 993,407 vehicles have been recalled worldwide, including 70,000 in Germany, according to KBA.

Mercedes-Benz did not react immediately when contacted by French news agency AFP.

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