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In certain passenger vehicles equipped with a sport model steering wheel, the airbag may fail to deploy correctly.
What Should You Do?
Mercedes will notify customers of affected vehicles beginning March 15, 2006. If you have not been contacted and feel your car falls under this recall. You should contact your local dealership. It's helpful to have your VIN Vehicle Identification Number ready when doing so.
Certain passenger vehicles equipped with sport model steering wheels fail to comply with the requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard # 208 "Occupant Crash Protection"In certain tests conducted by NHTSA, using an unbelted female crash test dummy, conditions were found that occupants may not be properly protected during a crash, resulting in injuries. Dealers will install a new airbag module free of charge. The Mercedes recall # is 2006020005