Mercedes-Benz recalls 292,000 SUVs – CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURG (KDKA) – German carmaker Mercedes-Benz has announced the recall of nearly 300,000 SUVs.

GL-, R- and ML-class cars from 2006 to 2012 may have a potential problem with the braking system.

According to Mercedes-Benz and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, brakes may become less effective or fail completely if these vehicles were driving or exposed to water for an extended period of time. Corrosion of brake boosters can reduce braking power and increase the brake pedal effort required to slow down a car, NHTSA says.

According to Mercedes-Benz, there were no known accidents, deaths or injuries as a result of problems with the aforementioned vehicles.

Customers can deliver their vehicles to an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer for inspection.

Vehicle owners can visit and enter their 17-digit vehicle identification number or call the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236 to find out if their vehicle is being recalled.

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