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Mercedes tells owners of 292K vehicles to stop driving them

Mercedes-Benz is telling the owners of more than 292,000 vehicles in the U.S. to stop driving them because the brakes could fail

Mercedes-Benz is telling the owners of more than 292,000 vehicles in the U.S. to stop driving them because the brakes could fail. The automaker is recalling the vehicles and says it will offer free towing so owners can get them to a dealership for service. The recall covers certain ML, GL and R-Class vehicles from the 2006 through 2012 model years. Mercedes says moisture can get into a brake booster housing and cause corrosion. That can cause a vacuum leak, which would decrease brake performance. Mercedes says in a statement Thursday that in rare cases the brakes can fail. The company says it has no reports of crashes or injuries. Dealers will inspect the booster and replace parts as needed. Owners will be notified by letter starting May 27.  Read more

Following HBO’s award-winning miniseries on Chernobyl, Netflix has decided to take a shot at Three Mile Island. But they whiffed. Their documentary "Meltdown: Three Mile Island" misses completely the important lessons of TMI – and it comes at a time that we must give serious, well-informed c… Read more

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