November 30, 1999
Mercedes-Benz 1998 and 1999 M-Class Sport-Utility Vehicles'
Montvale, NJ (SafetyAlerts) - Mercedes-Benz USA today
announced a recall involving 1998 and 1999 model M-Class sport-utility vehicles' to
inspect the front seat belt buckles and replacing buckles that were not properly
manufactured by the supplier. If present, an improperly manufactured buckle could unlatch.
Approximently 135,000 vehicles worldwide,
including 85,000 in the U.S. will be inspected. Mercedes-Benz USA is estimating that
only about 1% will require replacement of the defective part.
If needed, new buckles will be installed by
Mercedes-Benz retailers in vehicles found to have improperly manufactured buckles at no
charge to clients. The company has had no reports of buckles unlatching, and no
injuries have been reported as a result of this issue.
Consumers with questions should contact
Mercedes-Benz USA at 1-800-367-6372.
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