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Recall 15V657000

Front Seat Belts Installed In Reverse Locations

Recall Details

The front seat belts may be installed in reverse locations; the left side belt may be located on the right, and the right side belt may be located on the left. Dealers will inspect the installation and correct them as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The front seat belts may be installed improperly. The right side belt may be located on the left side, and the left side on the right side. This can cause difficulty securing passengers safely.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Mercedes-Benz must be performed by a Mercedes-Benz dealership. Mercedes-Benz notified owners of affected vehicles starting in October 2015. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Mercedes-Benz dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Body, Interior & Misc., October 14, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 14, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
2,580
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V657000
Component
SEAT BELTS
Summary
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain model year 2015 S550 4Matic Coupe, AMG S63 4Matic Coupe, and AMG S65 vehicles manufactured January 27, 2014, to April 2, 2015. In the affected vehicles, left-side front seat belts may have been installed on the right-side and vice versa. As a result, the installation angle may be incorrect, affecting the seat belt locking behavior. Additionally, the child seat restraint function for the passenger seat would not be available. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection," and FMVSS number 209, "Seat Belt Assemblies."
Consequence
If the seat belt is installed improperly, it may not properly restrain the seat occupant in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy
MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the installation of the seat belts, correcting them as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in October 2015. MBUSA's recall number is 2015100002. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
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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