Mercedes-Benz S500 Recall 04V285000

The Trunk Lid May Not Stay Open

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Our Quick Take:

The trunk lid springs may fail. As a result, the trunk lid will not remain in the open position and could cause injury if it comes down unexpectedly.

What Should You Do?

Mercedes-Benz will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning August 17, 2004. If your trunk lid will not stay up, or 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) when you call.

Summary:

The trunk lid springs could fail in the closed position. If the trunk lid is manually lifted, it may not remain in the open position and could cause injury if it comes down unexpectedly. Dealers will replace both trunk lid springs to correct this concern. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2004 050015.

Original Recall from the NHTSA
Model Year(s):
Manufacturer's Report Date:

August 17, 2004

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:

04V285000

NHTSA Action Number:

N/A

Component:

LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:TRUNK LID:LOCK

Potential Number of Units Affected:

16,690

Summary:

ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, THE TRUNK LID SPRINGS COULD FAIL IN THE CLOSED TRUNK LID POSITION.

Consequence:

IF THE TRUNK LID IS MANUALLY LIFTED, IT MAY NOT REMAIN IN THE UP POSITION AND COULD CAUSE INJURY IF IT COMES DOWN WHILE SOMEONE IS REACHING INTO THE TRUNK.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE BOTH TRUNK LID SPRINGS. THE RECALL BEGAN AUGUST 17, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT MERCEDES- BENZ AT 1-800-367-6372.

Notes:

MERCEDES-BENZ RECALL NO. 2004 050015.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

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Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration