By Renée Francoeur
“Long-term exposure to high humidity and temperature, combined with high temperature cycling, could eventually degrade the propellant contained in the passenger frontal airbag,” the company stated. “This could cause the airbag to deploy with more force than normal.”
Dealers will replace the airbag inflator to correct the issue. About 756 units are thought to be impacted.
The company noted Canadian climate results in the propellant degrading slowly. “The recall is being conducted as a precaution to address future risk, and is expected to replace airbag inflators before their function would be affected,” Daimler said.