2016-'17 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Among New Vehicles With Defective Takata Airbags, Report Says | Edmunds

2016-'17 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Among New Vehicles With Defective Takata Airbags, Report Says


WASHINGTON — A new Senate report released this week provides car shoppers with a list of new vehicles, including the 2016-'17 Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe and convertible, that are equipped with defective Takata airbags. The affected new vehicles will be recalled at a later date.

Additional models include:

  • 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
  • 2016 Ferrari FF
  • 2016 Ferrari California T
  • 2017 Ferrari California T
  • 2016 Ferrari 488 GTB/488 Spider
  • 2017 Ferrari 488 GTB/488 Spider
  • 2016 Ferrari F12
  • 2017 Ferrari F12
  • 2017 Ferrari GTC4 Lusso

"When it comes to new vehicles being sold with defective Takata airbags, even luxury cars aren't immune," said the report, which was released by the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation.

The report notes that automakers are legally allowed to sell these new vehicles. However, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has ordered all of the vehicles to be recalled by the end of 2018.

"Yes, these vehicles are on sale and our dealers will be informing buyers that the vehicle will be subject to a recall at some later point in time," said Mercedes-Benz spokesman Rob Moran in response to a query from Edmunds.

A Ferrari spokeswoman did not respond immediately to a query from Edmunds.

Defective Takata airbags have been linked to 10 deaths and more than 100 injuries in the U.S.

A previous Senate report released in June found that Fiat-Chrysler, Mitsubishi, Toyota and Volkswagen are selling vehicles subject to a future Takata recall.

"New vehicles with defective airbags cover pretty much the whole spectrum, from low-priced cars to the highest-end models," said Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) in a statement.

Edmunds says: New car shoppers need to be aware of this completely legal development in the Takata airbag crisis. Your dealer can provide you with the most up-to-date information on whether your new vehicle is equipped with Takata airbags.

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