August 6, 2002
Mercedes-Benz Has Recalled the 2002 Mercedes M Class
Recalled the 2002 Mercedes M Class because the vehicles may fail to comply
with certain safety standards.
Number of Units Affected: 3603
Manufactured: 05/2002 - 06/2002
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL
MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 208, S7.3, "OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION."
THE SEAT BELT CHIMES MAY NOT FUNCTION AS DESIGNED AND IS NOT CONSISTENT WITH
THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE STANDARD.
IF THE DRIVER BUCKLES HIS SEAT BELT PRIOR TO STARTING THE VEHICLE, THE CHIME
WILL NOT SOUND AT ALL WHEN THE VEHICLE IS STARTED.
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE VEHICLES TO ENSURE THAT THE SEAT BELT CHIME
OPERATES AS REQUIRED BY THE STANDARD. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO
BEGIN DURING JULY 2002. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE INSTRUCTIONS
WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT MERCEDES-BENZ AT 1-201-573-0117.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 02V203000.
Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list
auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
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!
How many did you hear
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