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Recall Alert: Mercedes-Benz M-Class and M-Class AMG

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In certain vehicles, the cruise control cannot disengage by simply tapping the brake pedal — a common way to disable the system. Drivers can still disengage the cruise control by braking longer or pushing the stalk toward the instrument panel.

If a driver panics and pumps the brakes instead of holding down steady force, the power brake vacuum can become consumed, making stopping the vehicle even harder. A failure or delay to disengage the cruise control can increase the likelihood of an accident.

The recall is expected to begin in September. Dealers will repair the cruise control system free of charge. For more information, owners can call Mercedes-Benz at 800-367-6372 or NHTSA’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236.

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