Daimler to Recall Over 2.6 Million Mercedes-Benz Cars in China, Regulator Says
By Yifan Wang
Luxury car maker Daimler AG is recalling over 2.6 million
Mercedes-Benz vehicles in China due to a software design problem,
the country's top market regulator said Friday.
The German auto maker's Chinese subsidiaries have reported the
recall plan, covering imported and domestically-made cars
manufactured between 2016 and 2020, to China's State Administration
for Market Regulation, the agency said in a statement.
Daimler said the vehicles to be recalled have an issue with
their communication modules, which may fail to send accurate
location information when an emergency call is triggered during an
accident. This may delay rescue efforts and pose a safety risk,
according to the Chinese regulator.
Daimler said the problem would occur in "rare cases," and that
other automatic and manual emergency call functions remain fully
Last week, Daimler recalled 125,568 cars in China due to a
potential fire hazard.
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