More Mercedes-Benz vehicles added to seatbelt recall

Mercedes-Benz adds another 223 vehicles to recall list

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Last Thursday we reported on an airbag recall being initiated by Mercedes-Benz for C-Class and S-Class cars and GLC-Class SUVs.

Now comes news that the recall will be expanded to include another 223 vehicles sold in Australia.

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The additional vehicles, all are also from the C-Class, S-Class and GLC-Class Mercedes-Benz family, were sold in Australia between the 31st of July 2016 and the 30th of November 2016.

The initial recall notice listed only Mercedes-Benz vehicles sold locally between the 30th of September 2016 and the 30th of January 2017.

The VIN list for the additional vehicles being recalled can be accessed here.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is overseeing the recall(s) and advises that the issue relates to the driver’s seatbelt.

The recall notice advising that propellant mixing ratio of certain front right (driver) seatbelt tensioner squibs may not meet the specifications.

What are the hazards?

The front right (driver’s) seatbelt tensioner may not deploy. This may increase the risk of injury to the driver if the vehicle is involved in an accident.

Affected owners are being asked to contact their nearest Mercedes-Benz dealer for an inspection and repair of the vehicle.

Further information about the recall can be obtained from Mercedes-Benz dealerships.

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Stay up to date with the latest Mercedes-Benz News at behindthewheel.com.au.




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