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Mercedes-Benz SL320 Recall 99V327000

Body, Interior & Misc., January 18, 2000

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
January 18, 2000
NHTSA Action Number
RQ00013
Potential Number of Units Affected
4,402
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
99V327000
Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. CORROSION OF THE ELECTRICAL IGNITION FILAMENT OF THE AIR BAG GAS GENERATOR MODULE CAN OCCUR IF THE VEHICLE IS OPERATED IN AREAS OF FREQUENTLY HIGH HUMIDITY.
Consequence
CORROSION OF THE IGNITION FILAMENT CAN RESULT IN THE DRIVER'S AIR BAG BEING DEPLOYED UNINTENTIONALLY.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE DRIVER'S AIR BAG MODULE.
Notes
OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JANUARY 18,2000. 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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