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Recall 14V386000

Front Passenger Seat Air Bag May Not Deploy Properly

Recall Details

In a crash that deploys vehicle air bags to protect occupants, the passenger seat air bag may not deploy, increasing risk of injury. Dealers will replace the passenger seat air bag free of charge to resolve the problem.

Our Quick Take

During a crash where air bags are triggered to protect occupants, the passenger seat air bag may not deploy properly, increasing risk of injury.

What Should You Do?

Mercedes-Benz notified owners of affected vehicles starting in July 2014. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. Until an affected vehicle is repaired, owners are advised that passengers or other items should not be placed in the passenger seat. 

Body, Interior & Misc., July 1, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
July 1, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
311
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V386000
Component
Summary
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (Mercedes-Benz) is recalling certain model year 2014 SLK 250, SLK 350, SLK 55 AMG, SL 550, SL 63 AMG, and SL 65 AMG vehicles manufactured March 19, 2014, through May 5, 2014. Due to an air bag assembly error, the front passenger air bag may not deploy properly.
Consequence
In the event of a crash necessitating front passenger air bag deployment, the front passenger seat airbag may not properly deploy, increasing the risk of injury to the front passenger seat occupant.
Remedy
Mercedes-Benz will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag, free of charge. Parts for the remedy are not currently available. Mercedes-Benz distributed an interim letter to owners on July 17, 2014. A second owner letter will be mailed when parts are available. Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372. Note: Until the vehicle has been remedied, owners are advised that passengers or other items should not be placed in the passenger seat.
Notify
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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