Mercedes-Benz recalls 104,000 cars over false airbag status error

An computer error that may not tell owners when the passenger-side airbag has been deactivated prompted Mercedes-Benz to issue a new recall for 104,663 vehicles.

A software and signal error could show that the airbag is on and active when it’s actually dormant. Owners who aren’t aware of the airbag status are at greater risk of injury if the airbag does not deploy in the event of a crash. In documents Mercedes-Benz filed with the NHTSA in November that were published last week, the company said 16 vehicles are involved in the recall.