The driver and passenger airbags of the company Takata in vehicles with ammonium nitrate gas generators without drying agents could, under certain climate conditions, lead over time to a chemical change in the fuel.
In the event of an accident triggering the release of the driver or passenger airbag, this change could cause the gas generators to burst. If a gas generator ruptures, the airbag would then have no restraining function and loose parts from the gas generator could reach the vehicle interior. This would increase the risk of injury for passengers.
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class models affected by this recall were manufactured between 2004 – 2016.
Mercedes recall code: 9196001/9196002/9196003/9196004/9196005/9196006
Source: Rapex Alert 38/2020 A12/01236/20