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Recall 17V251000

Front Seat Belt Pretensioners Do Not Secure Occupants In An Accident

Recall Details

The front seat belt pretensioners may not function properly in a crash. Dealers will replace the front seat belts free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The front seat belt pretensioners that secure occupants in their seats during an accident may not function properly, resulting in increased 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 May, 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 11, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
April 11, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
12,743
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V251000
Component
SEAT BELTS
Summary
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2017 C300, C300 4Matic, C300 Coupe, C300 Coupe 4Matic, C43 AMG, C43 AMG Coupe, C43 AMG Cabrio, C63 AMG, C63 AMG Coupe, C63S AMG, C63S AMG Coupe, C63S Cabrio, GLC300, GLC300 4Matic, GLC43 AMG, S550, S550 4Matic, S550e, S600, S63 AMG 4Matic, S65, Mercedes-Maybach S550 4Matic, and Mercedes-Maybach S600 vehicles. The affected vehicles have front seat seatbelt pretensioners that may not function properly in the event of a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection," and 209, "Seat Belt Assemblies."
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
MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front seat belts, free of charge. Remedy parts are not currently available. Owners will be notified of the recall in May 2017 and will be sent a second notification when remedy parts become available. 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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