This weekend, Mercedes-Benz US started to recall thousands of its sport utility vehicles due to a program software error.
Indeed, the company had to call back 41,838 of its cars as a software issue was found out, endangering the safety of the drivers and passengers. The error comes from the Electronic Stability Program software, which would apply a twisting force to one of the front wheels, leading the car to move to one side as it steers. This would then put the driver and passengers at risk of a crash.
Thankfully, no material damage or personal injuries caused by the software were reported.
The company declared that the software would be fixed free of charge from April 13.