Mercedes-Benz launched two recalls recently over personal injury risks and is urging car owners who have been impacted to avoid risks by bringing their vehicles in for a free repair.
The first recall involves several hundreds of vehicles from 2012. These units were fitted with replacement front passenger airbag assemblies due to a previous Takata airbag recall.
Impacted vehicles include the Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupes and sedans.
According to the firm, dealers installed incorrect replacement front passenger airbags as a fix to a previous recall. Because the airbags will not provide appropriate protection in the event of an accident, the firm will replace all potentially defective airbags for free.
The over 1,200 vehicles impacted by this recall include the 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedans and wagons and GLC-Class SUVs as well as the Mercedes-AMG E63 S, GT 53 and GT 63 sedans and GLC SUVs that come with rear seatbacks that can be electronically unlatched.
According to the firm, the latches used in the rear seatbacks may not be strong enough to secure passengers. In this case, this could lead to serious injuries if the latch fails in the event of an accident.
In order to fix the issues related to the airbag recall, Mercedes Benz will mail a recall alert on June 26. To fix the 2020 vehicles fitted with potentially defective rear seatbacks, the firm is contacting all impacted parties on August 4.
Once you receive the notification, schedule a visit to a dealer where replacement parts and any additional related repairs will be carried out for free.
We hope car owners impacted by either of these recalls are able to have the issues addressed as soon as possible. But if you have concerns and worry about your safety during the period between now and when the company reaches out, don’t hesitate to contact the firm at 800-367-6372 to ask how you should proceed to avoid accidents.
You may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration through its vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to report personal injury accidents related to the recalls.