Deadly defects in 70 million Takata airbags have forced the recall of over 40 million vehicles worldwide. At least 19 deaths worldwide have been related to shrapnel firing out of malfunctioning airbags produced by Japan-based Takata Corp., thirteen of those deaths occurring in the U.S. alone. Numerous Mercedes-Benz vehicles from model years ranging from 2005 to the present — including many vehicles only recently added to the recall list — contain the potentially deadly devices and are included in the Takata airbag recall, including Sprinter, Bullet, C-Class, E-Class, GL-Class, GLK-Class, ML-Class, R-Class, SLK-Class, and SLS-Class.
Contact Lieff Cabraser
If you own or lease a Mercedes-Benz vehicle listed below, then it likely has defective Takata airbags subject to an existing or upcoming recall. If you are concerned about the safety of your Mercedes-Benz vehicle and its airbags, please use the form below to contact Lieff Cabraser for a prompt and confidential evaluation of your case. You can also call us toll-free at 1 800 541-7358 and ask to speak with attorney Nimish R. Desai.
Mercedes-Benz Vehicles Affected by the Takata Airbag Recall
|C-Class 2005-2014||GLK-Class 2010-2015|
|E-Class 2010-2012||ML-Class 2009-2011|
|E-Class Cabriolet 2010-2017||R-Class 2009-2012|
|E-Class Coupe 2010-2017||SLK-Class 2007-2008|
|GL-Class 2009-2012||SLS-Class 2011-2015|
Takata Airbag Problems and Airbag Recall Lawsuits
The recalled Takata airbags contain a dangerous propellant that can cause the airbag to explode, shooting metal casing debris towards drivers and passengers. The complaints charge that Takata knew of defects in its airbags long before the first recalls and that the auto manufacturers also knew or should have known that the airbags were dangerous and even lethal. Litigation is ongoing.
Legal Rights of Persons Injured in Unsafe Cars and by Defective Airbags
Automakers have a legal duty to produce cars and components that are safe, and promptly correct any known safety defects. Class action lawsuits are designed to recover economic losses purchasers of these defective vehicles have suffered. Plaintiffs are awaiting court approval of class settlements with five of the automakers, but the case against Mercedes-Benz continues. Please contact us if you are interested in exploring your legal rights against Mercedes-Benz.