January 23, 2001
2000 Mercedes-Benz M Class Automobiles Recalled
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting model year
2000 Mercedes-Benz M Class automobiles. This recall affects models that were
manufactured between September 1999 and January 2000.
On certain sport utility vehicles, the
seat belt anchor in the rear folding middle seating position was manufactured with
out-of-tolerance hardware. If this is the case, the seat belt anchor may fail in a crash.
16,246 automobiles are affected by this recall.
Dealers will install an additional rear middle
seat belt anchor plate.
The manufacturer has reported that owner
notification was to begin during December 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy
within a reasonable time should contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372.
[NHTSA Recall No. 00V352/ Recall
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Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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