Daimler is the latest automaker to be stung by a new round of Takata airbag recalls, the German maker announcing today it will replace faulty inflator modules in more than 840,000 Mercedes-Benz cars and Daimler vans sold in the U.S.
The announcement comes less than a week after Honda announced it would recall more than 2.2 million vehicles due to the Takata airbag problem. More service actions related to the ongoing problem are expected, according to industry observers.
The Takata airbag problem has become the biggest safety issue in automotive history, so far impacting at least 22 million vehicles sold in the U.S., with millions more vehicles overseas also being subject to repairs. (more…)