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Mercedes recalls thousands of SUVs over a software error

Mercedes recalls thousands of SUVs over a software error


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The software error could cause a car to move to one side during a maneuver, increasing crash risks.




Over 40,000 sport utility cars are being recalled for the software fix that will start in April.




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Mercedes-Benz US is recalling thousands of its sport utility vehicles over a program software error that could cause a car to move to one side during a maneuver. The error could increase the risk of a crash, the company said in a filing to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The company is recalling 41,838 of its cars including certain 2020-2021 GLE450, GLE350 and 2020 GLS450, GLE580, and GLS580 models, according to its filing.Mercedes-Benz USA didn't respond to Insider's question if the error caused material damage or injuries in the US.The car's Electronic Stability Program software could apply a twisting force to one of the front wheels, pulling the car to move to one side as it steers.
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