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Mercedes-Benz E350 BLUETEC Recall 12V492000

The Right Side Curtain Airbag May Not Properly Deploy

Recall Details

Certain vehicles were assembled with a right side window curtain airbag that was stitched together improperly. In the event of a crash, this airbag may deflate more quickly than intended, reducing the protection it may provide to vehicle occupants. Mercedes-Benz dealers will replace the right side window curtain air bag on affected vehicles to correct this concern.

Our Quick Take

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.

What Should You Do?

Mercedes-Benz will notify owners of affected vehicles during November, 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.

Body, Interior & Misc., October 9, 2012

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
October 9, 2012
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
499
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
12V492000
Component
AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW

Summary
Mercedes-Benz is recalling certain model year 2012 E350 and E550 Coupe vehicles, manufactured April 2, 2012, through June 29, 2012. Improper stitching of the right side window curtain air bag may cause it to not deploy as intended in the affected vehicles.
Consequence
In the event of an accident necessitating the deployment of the right window curtain air bag, the improper stitching may cause it to deflate more quickly than intended, reducing the protection it may provide, resulting in an increased risk of injury to vehicle occupants.
Remedy
Mercedes-Benz will notify owners, and dealers will replace the right side window curtain air bag. The recall campaign is expected to begin in November 2012. Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372.
Notes
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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