Seatbelt recall for 2016/17 Mercedes-Benz cars/SUVs

Just over 300 Mercedes-Benz cars affected

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is overseeing a recall of current model Mercedes-Benz passenger cars/SUVs.

*Update - more Mercedes-Benz cars/SUVs added to this recall. Details here.

The recall was initiated after a possible issue with the seatbelts was identified in Mercedes-Benz C-Class, S-Class and GLC-Class cars/SUVs.

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All of the affected vehicles were sold in Australia between the 30th of September 2016 and the 30th of January 2017.

Is your Mercedes-Benz being recalled? Check your VIN here.

What are the defects?

The propellant mixing ratio of certain passenger seat belt tensioner squibs may not meet the specifications.

What are the hazards?

The front passenger seat belt tensioner may not deploy. This may increase the risk of injury to the passenger if the vehicle is involved in an accident.

What should owners do?

The recall notice advises that owners of affected Mercedes-Benz cars should contact their nearest Mercedes-Benz dealer for an inspection and repair of the vehicle.

Further information is also available from any Mercedes-Benz dealership.

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