Possibly dangerous seat issue sparks Mercedes-Benz E-Class recall

Possibly dangerous seat issue sparks Mercedes-Benz E-Class recall

Some 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class cars recalled to fix seat/airbag issue…

A potentially dangerous fault has been identified in some 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class cars sold in Australia.

The subject of a recall being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), only E-Class vehicles sold between the 1st of April 2016 and the 30th of September 2016 are affected.

This is the third Mercedes-Benz E-Class recall since November.

The recall notice advises that the control unit for the seat occupancy recognition on the front passenger seat may not have been installed in accordance with specifications.

This could cause the pressure hose on the control unit of the front passenger seat to kink.

As a result, the control unit may incorrectly recognise occupation of the passenger seat and this could result in the front passenger airbag being disabled.

What are the hazards?

In the event of an accident this may increase the risk of injury to a front passenger seat occupant.

Letters will be sent to owners of affected Mercedes-Benz vehicles by Mercedes-Benz Australia with info about the repair procedure.

Further info is also available from Mercedes-Benz Australia on 03 9566 9266.

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