January 12, 2001
Mercedes Recalls 1997 Class E
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting 1997 E Class
Mercedes Benz automobiles. The affected models were manufactured between November
1996 through February 1997.
Some of these vehicles have experienced
side air bag deployments in the absence of a crash. Inadvertent side air bag
deployment could cause personal injury to the seat occupant.
16,255 automobiles are affected by this recall.
Dealers will replace the driver and passenger door
mounted side air bag modules. At the same time, dealers will also inspect the condition of
the side air bag module wiring within the doors and replace that wiring if there is any
evidence of damage.
Owner notification was expected to begin during
December 2000. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon
service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact
Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372. Also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration's Auto Safety Hotline at 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
[NHTSA Recall No. 00V388000 / Mfg.
Campaign # 2000110004]
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12, 2001. For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service
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Regarding Auto Recalls
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CAMPAIGN ID Number.
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when the next update is due.
Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
How many did you hear
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