Mercedes-Benz is recalling roughly one million older vehicles globally owing to a potential braking system fault, according to the federal transport authority (KBA).
The KBA noted in a statement dated June 1 that the recall covered automobiles made between 2004 and 2015, including the SUV series ML and GL and the R-Class premium minivan.
"In the worst-case scenario, corrosion on the brake booster might result in the connection between the brake pedal and the braking system being severed," the KBA stated.
"As a result, the service brake may cease to work."
According to the KBA, 993,407 automobiles are being recalled globally, with around 70,000 in Germany.
Mercedes-Benz later confirmed the recall in a statement to AFP, saying it was prompted by an "analysis of isolated reports for specific cars."
"In rare situations of extremely severe corrosion, a particularly forceful or harsh braking maneuver may cause mechanical damage to the brake booster, resulting in the link between the brake pedal and brake system failing," Mercedes explained.
"It would be impossible to slow the car using the service brake in such a rare scenario. As a result, the likelihood of an accident or damage would increase."
The business stated that it will "begin the recall immediately" and contact owners of "possibly impacted automobiles."
"The recall procedure will entail examining possibly impacted cars and, based on the findings of the examination, replacing parts as needed," the firm stated.
"We ask our clients not to drive their automobiles until the examination is completed."