Mercedes-Benz E550 Recalls
The system that provides power steering assistance may stop working, resulting in additional efforts being required to turn the steering wheel while driving. This would increase risk of a crash.
The passenger frontal air bag assembly is deployed by an inflator which contains propellant that makes the air bag deploy. This propellant may degrade over time, especially when exposed to humidity and temperature cycling. As a result, the inflator may rupture on deployment, which can send metal shrapnel through the air bag, striking vehicle occupants. This could result in serious injury or death.
The inflator that deploys the driver's frontal air bag in the event of an accident may rupture and spray metal fragments onto vehicle occupants. This can increase risk of serious injury or death.
A rubber seal under the hood at the back of the engine bay may temporarily stick to the hood when it is opened, and then fall into the engine bay when closed. This can result in the rubber seal contacting hot exhaust parts, and result in a fire.
Certain two door models are being recalled because the right side window curtain airbag may not deploy as intended in the event of a crash.