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Mercedes-Benz G550 Recall 12V380000

Loose Airbag Trim Can Fly Off During Airbag Deployment

Body, Interior & Misc., August 3, 2012

RepairPal Expert Overview

Our Quick Take:

If the front passenger airbag were to deploy, parts of its molding strip could potentially come loose and become a projectile in the passenger compartment.

What Should You Do?

Mercedes-Benz will notify owners of affected vehicles during September 2012. There are no symptoms related to this recall. If you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

Summary:

Mercedes-Benz is recalling certain model year 2011 G550 and G55 (AMG) vehicles manufactured from September 20, 2010, through April 27, 2011. If the front passenger airbag were to deploy, parts of its molding strip could become loose and become a projectile in the passenger compartment. This projectile would increase the risk of personal injury during airbag deployment. Dealers will reinforce the connection between the molding strip and airbag cover flap to correct this concern.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2011

Manufacturer's Report Date: August 3, 2012

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V380000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: STRUCTURE

Potential Number of Units Affected: 189

Summary: Mercedes-Benz is recalling certain model year 2011 G550 and G55 (AMG) vehicles manufactured from September 20, 2010, through April 27, 2011. During the front passenger air bag deployment, parts of the molding strip could potentially become loose and become a projectile in the passenger compartment.

Consequence: In the event of the passenger airbag deployment, if the molding strip comes loose, there is an increased risk of personal injury.

Remedy: Mercedes-Benz will notify owners, and dealers will reinforce the connection between the molding strip and air bag cover flap, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during September 2012. Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372.

Notes: Customers may 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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