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Recall 18V456000

Rear Beltline Trim Separates From Vehicle

Recall Details

The rear beltline trim may have had a bonding problem during manufacturing, resulting in it potentially separating from the vehicle while driving. Dealers will inspect the rear beltline trim and replace it as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The rear beltline trim may separate from the vehicle and become a road hazard to other traffic, increasing risk of a crash.

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 September, 2018. 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., July 10, 2018

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
July 10, 2018
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
10,826
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
18V456000
Component
STRUCTURE
Summary
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Mercedes C300 Cabriolet, C300 4Matic Cabriolet, C43 AMG Cabriolet, C63S AMG Cabriolet, and C63 AMG Cabriolet vehicles. Due to a bonding issue introduced in the production process, the rear beltline trim may separate from the vehicle.
Consequence
If the beltline trim were to separate from the vehicle while driving, it could become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rear beltline trim and replace the trim if necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 9, 2018. 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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