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New Mercedes A Class recalled for faulty air bag

Wed, 29 May 2013 00:00:00 -0700

The new Mercedes A Class is being recalled for an Airbag fault

The new Mercedes A Class is a cracking little car, and offers much more style, performance and joy than the boxy little original A Class.

On the market for less than a year, the new A Class has been a big success story for Mercedes-Benz with 100,000 orders on its books by the end of 2012 as buyers fell for the appeal of MB’s first really credible compact car.

And that appeal was wide, with everything from frugal diesels to the range-topping A45 AMG, which offers the promise of not just stunning performance from its 335bhp, but decent economy and practicality when you’re not in the mood to blat.

But it doesn’t matter whether you’ve bought an entry-level diesel A Class or the A45 AMG, you’re going to have to take your car back to your Mercedes-Benz dealers to get the passenger airbag fixed after MB discovered it may fail to inflate properly in an accident.

Mercedes will be contacting owners of the new A Class to arrange a free of charge fix for the airbag, with the majority of cars being in Germany. But the UK is affected too, with 111 UK A Class (the total in customer hands in the UK) needing the fix.

By Cars UK