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Recall 14V818000

Rear Seatbelt Buckle

Recall Details

The double seatbelt buckle in the center position of the rear seat may fail under load, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash. Dealers will replace the double seatbelt buckle to correct this concern.

Our Quick Take

The center position rear seatbelt may not properly secure the passenger in the event of a crash.

What Should You Do?

Mercedes-Benz will notify owners during February 2015. If you don't receive notification in a timely manner and believe you should have, please contact your dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2014120006.

Body, Interior & Misc., December 24, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
December 24, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
1,378
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V818000
Component
SEAT BELTS
Summary
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain model year 2015 E250 Diesel, E250 Blue Tec 4 Matic, E350 Sedan, E350 Sedan 4 Matic, E350 Wagon 4 Matic, E400 Sedan, E400 Sedan 4 Matic, E63 Sedan, and E63 Wagon vehicles manufactured October 8, 2014, to October 24, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the double seat belt buckle for the middle position of the rear passenger seat could fail under load.
Consequence
If the middle position double seat belt buckle assembly fails under load such as in a severe frontal crash, there is an increased risk of injury to the seat occupant.
Remedy
MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the double seat belt buckle, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in February 2015. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372. MBUSA's number for this recall is 2014120006.
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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