Daimler Recalls 840,000 Vehicles with Potential Airbag Defects


Daimler <DAIGn.DE> on Tuesday said it was taking a 340 million euros ($383.96 million)provision in its full-year 2015 results to cover the cost of recalling 840,000 vehicles with potential airbag defects.

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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)

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