Recall 17V176000

Front Passenger Air Bag Does Not Deploy Properly

Recall Details

The passenger frontal air bag may not deploy if an occupant in the passenger seat is sitting on the edge of the seat, or is laying in the seat with it reclined. Dealers will update the air bag control module software free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The passenger frontal air bag may not deploy properly as needed in an accident. This would occur when the passenger sitting in the seat may be sitting on the edge of the seat or is laying in the seat with it reclined. This would increase risk of occupant 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 April, 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., March 14, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
March 14, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
65
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V176000
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
Mercedes-Benz USA LLC, (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2017 E300 and E300 4Matic vehicles. The front passenger air bag may not deploy properly if a front seat passenger is sitting on the edge of the seat or is laying in the seat with the seat reclined. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."
Consequence
In the event of a crash that necessitates air bag deployment, if the air bag does not deploy as intended, there would be an increased risk of occupant injury.
Remedy
MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will update the air bag control module software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in April 2017. Owner's can 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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