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Recall 16V935000

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Does Not Protect Passenger Sufficiently

Recall Details

The passenger frontal air bag may have been manufactured with an incorrect Tether Activation Unit (TAU). As a result, in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, the air bag may not vent properly, resulting in inadequate protection of an occupant during an accident. Dealers will replace the front passenger air bag free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The passenger frontal air bag may have been manufactured improperly, preventing adequate protection of occupants upon deployment in an accident, increasing risk of injury. 

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Mercedes Benz vehicle must be performed by a Mercedes Benz dealership. Mercedes Benz will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in February, 2017. 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 incomplete 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., December 27, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
December 27, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
22
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V935000
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain model year 2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris Vans manufactured September 9, 2016, to September 28, 2016. The affected vehicles have a passenger air bag that may have been manufactured with an incorrect Tether Activation Unit (TAU). As a result, in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, the air bag may not vent properly.
Consequence
An improperly vented air bag may not protect the front passenger as expected, increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy
DVUSA will notify owners, and authorized Mercedes-Benz Sprinter dealers will replace the front passenger air bag, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 8, 2017. Owners may contact DVUSA customer service at 1-877-762-8267.
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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