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Mercedes-Benz C350 Recall 05V560000

Air Bags in Sport Model Steering Wheels May Fail to Deploy Correctly

Body, Interior & Misc., March 15, 2006

RepairPal Expert Overview

Our Quick Take:

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.

Summary:

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

 

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2006

Manufacturer's Report Date: March 15, 2006

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 05V560000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 61,000

Summary: CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH SPORT MODEL STEERING WHEELS FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 208, "OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION." IN CERTAIN LOW RISK AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT TESTS CONDUCTED BY NHTSA, USING AN OUT-OF-POSITION UNBELTED 5TH PERCENTILE FEMALE CRASH TEST DUMMY, IRREGULARITIES WERE DEMONSTRATED INDICATING THAT OCCUPANTS MAY NOT BE PROPERLY PROTECTED IN A CRASH.

Consequence: IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, AN OCCUPANT MAY NOT BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED WHICH COULD RESULT IN INJURIES.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW AIR BAG INFLATOR MODULE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 15, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MERCEDES-BENZ AT 1-800-367-6372.

Notes: MERCEDES-BENZ RECALL NO. 2006020005.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION¿S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

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