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Mercedes-Benz ML55 AMG Recall 00V203000

Body, Interior & Misc., November 17, 2000

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
November 17, 2000
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
4,354
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
00V203000
Component
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:WARNING LIGHT/DEVICES

Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 208, "OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION." AN AUDIBLE SEAT BELT BUZZER WARNING SOUNDS FOR APPROXIMATELY TWO SECONDS WHEN THE VEHICLE IGNITION IS TURNED TO THE ON OR START POSITION AND THE DRIVER SEAT BELT IS FASTENED. THIS BUZZER ACTIVATION EXCEEDS THE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH IN THE STANDARD.
Consequence
DRIVERS MAY BECOME CONFUSED REGARDING THE PURPOSE OF THE CHIME.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE SEAT BELT WARNING CHIME SYSTEM.
Notes
OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN NOVEMBER 17, 2000. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT MERCEDES-BENZ AT 1-800-367-6372. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
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