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Daimler said it had been notified by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that certain airbag models from the manufacturer Takata <7312.T>, which are also installed in Mercedes-Benz cars and Daimler vans, are potentially defective.
On the basis of available information on the components, Daimler said it had decided to recall approximately 705,000 Mercedes-Benz cars and about 136,000 Daimler vans in the United States at a cost of about 340 million euros.
Daimler said its full-year net profit will decrease to 8.7 billion euros, and group earnings before interest and tax will be 13.2 billion euros.
(Reporting by Edward Taylor)