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German car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz Group AG has announced that it will recall almost one million vehicles after a potential problem with the braking system has been reported.

The recalling will influence vehicles across the globe.

According to the German federal transport authority’s regulator, the KBA, the affected vehicles were built between 2004 and 2005 and belong to the ML and GL sports utility vehicle series as well as the R-Class luxury minivan.

While it’s not clear whether any of the vehicles to be recalled are in South Africa, more than 993 000 vehicles have been identified. Of the total amount, 70 000 are in Germany.

In a statement to AFP, Mercedes confirmed the recall

“In rare cases of very severe corrosion, it might be possible for a particularly strong or hard breaking manoeuvre to cause mechanical damage to the brake booster, whereby the connection between the brake pedal and brake system would fail.”

Mercedes has said that it will start with the recall process immediately and contact the affected owners.

Image credit: Euronews

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