Multiple news reports have indicated that both Chrysler and Mercedes-Benz have launched recalls recently that should not be ignored by drivers. These campaigns are important because they are associated with issues that may lead to crashes and injuries. And as such, those who are worried about personal injury and other risks should not allow misinformation to take its toll.
According to reports, Mercedes-Benz has recalled all units of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris Vans manufactured between September 9 and September 28, 2016.
Dailmer Vans USA, the company behind this particular model, says that the passenger air bag in these vehicles have been fitted with an incorrect Tether Activation Unit. As a result of this defect, the front passenger air bag may not vent properly. As a result, the air bag will fail to protect the front passenger and an injury will occur.
While impacted vehicle owners should already have been contacted, consumers should be alerted that if they haven’t been reached, they should reach out to the company directly for more information.
The second recall campaign consumers should be aware of comes from Chrysler. According to the company, nearly 70,000 vehicles of the 2014 through 2017 Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 sedans equipped with all-wheel-drive have been fitted with incorrect Tether Activation Units (TAU) that may cause the air bag deployment not to function properly. As a result, the air bag will not vent correctly and it may end up failing, increasing the risk of injury.
Chrysler should be making sure that all eight front driveshaft bolts are replaced entirely for free.
We’re glad this issue was discovered early and that no injuries or accidents have been associated with these issues. Nevertheless, we’re also hopeful that these recalls aren’t going to be ignored.
Whenever you’re impacted by a similar recall, have your vehicle repaired as soon as possible. And if the manufacturer does not have a notification date scheduled, reach out to learn when the remedy will be available and what you should be doing to have the issue addressed. Ignoring these recalls will lead to crashes and injuries, putting the lives of others — as well as yours — in grave danger.