January 22, 2000
1997 Mercedes Benz S Class Automobiles Recalled
Washington, DC (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration has published the recall of certain 1997 Mercedes Benz S
Class automobiles, manufactured between June 1996 - July 1997, because corrosion of the
electrical ignition filament of the gas generator module can occur if the vehicle is
operated in areas of high humidity.
Corrosion of the ignition filament can result in
the driver's air bag being deployed unintentionally.
Approximately 4,400 vehicles are affected by this
recall. Dealers will replace the driver's air bag module.
Owner notification was expected to begin during
December 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should
contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372.
[NHTSA Recall No. 99V327/
Mercedes-Benz Recall No. 1999110004]
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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!
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