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November 30, 1999

Mercedes-Benz SL500 and SL600 Coupe/Roadsters Recalled

Montvale, NJ (SafetyAlerts) - Mercedes-Benz USA today announced a recall affecting 4,400 of their 1997 SL coupe/roadsters to replace the driver's side airbag modules.  Exposure to high humidity may result in corrosion that can cause the driver's front airbag to deploy unintentionally.

Mercedes has received a few reports of the airbag inadvertently deploying but is not aware of any injuries as a result of this problem.

The company is immediately notifying owners of all affected vehicles, suggesting that they contact their retailer to schedule service.

The airbag replacement takes approximately 30 minutes and will be conducted at no charge to clients.

Consumers with questions should contact Mercedes-Benz USA at 1-800-367-6372

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write down the NHTSA 
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
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check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
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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