Mercedes has recalled hundreds of thousands of its cars. A new software bug covering multiple models has the potential to endanger passengers inside the vehicle. The German automotive giant has called for about 235,000 cars.
Mercedes has started to recall its vehicles that suffered SIM card failure
A new software bug seen in Mercedes models that went on sale between 2017 and 2022 has led to problems in the SIM card application of the communication module in vehicles. This could have left the telephone network and emergency call system offline.
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According to the latest announcement released by the US Transportation Administration NHTSA for Mercedes, the software problem only covers vehicles in the United States for now. The company has shared a comprehensive recall announcement for cars, SUVs and pickup trucks manufactured between 2017 and 2022. It was stated that the number of models affected by the emergency call problem reached 235 thousand.
Among the segments affected by the software issue were many popular models such as CLA, GLA, GLE, GLS, A and C. It was also stated that about 20,000 minibuses, including Sprinter models, were recalled.
Mercedes is expected to recall a total of 235,000 vehicles. Although there is no explanation from the company about the solution yet, it is stated that it can be fixed with a software update. In the statement shared by NHTSA, the following expressions were used for the faulty Mercedes.
“The error in the SIM card application of the car communication module can cause problems with access to the telephone network, and therefore turn off the emergency calling system. The issue should be resolved with a mobile connection or a software update to be installed by a vendor.”
Mercedes has been in trouble lately with big mistakes. The German automotive giant had previously called nearly 300,000 vehicles due to possible brake problems. At the beginning of the year, it asked for a total of 800,000 vehicles to be delivered for many models worldwide.
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