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Recall 17V244000

Front Seat Belt Pretensioners Do Not Secure Occupants In An Accident

Recall Details

The front seat belt pretensioners may not secure occupants properly in an accident. Dealers will replace the front seat belts free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The front seat belt pretensioners that secure an occupant in their seats in an accident may not function properly. As a result, occupants may not be restrained adequately 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 June, 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., April 10, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
April 10, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
305
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V244000
Component
SEAT BELTS
Summary
Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris vehicles. The affected vehicles have front seat seatbelt pretensioners that may not function properly in the event of a crash.
Consequence
If the front seat seatbelt pretensioners do not function properly, the seat occupants may not be adequately restrained in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy
DVUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front seat belts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in June 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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