The German based automaker Mercedes-Benz has recently announced a recall for the Citan utility vehicle, in order to get its side airbags replaced.
The 3-star safety rating received by the new Mercedes-Benz Citan in the latest Euro NCAP crash testes had a huge impact on its sales and in order to save whatever it can save, Mercedes-Benz has announced a recall for the model, so approximately 3,500 units will have to be taken back to the dealers because of some problems with its side airbags.
“The (crash test) result is of course completely unsatisfactory. We will of course have to look into this”, said the Daimler CEO, Dieter Zetsche.
As a quick reminder, the Mercedes-Benz Citan, which is based on the Renault Kangoo, has been tested by Euro NCAP in late April. The result was a 3-star safety rating, with 11.5 points for the front impact, 7.3 points for the side impact car, 5.2 points for the side impact pole and 2.6 points for the rear impact. The 18-month old child and 3-year old child scored 12.0 points each and pedestrian safety was rated with 20 points. 0.0 points were awarded in the safety assist, 0.0 points for the speed assistance and 3.0 points for the ESC.