Mercedes-Benz Recalls

NHTSA safety recall results (369)

Recall information provided by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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99V030
The seat belt anchorages do not meet the requirements of FMVSS No. 210, "Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages". A defective weld was discovered on the weld nut for the bolt used to secure the front shoulder seat belt guides. Due to this defective weld, the anchorages may not adequately secure the front seat belts in the event of a crash.
Dealers will repair the shoulder belt anchor assembly. Owner notification is expected to begin during March 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372.
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01V014
On certain passenger vehicles, the sheathing material on the electrical connection of the heated windshield washer bottle hose could melt and cause the surrounding plastic and insulation to melt.
Dealers will replace the heated washer bottle hose assembly. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began during January 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372.
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00V141
Due to an internal defect in the circuitry of the blower motor regulator, the regulator may overheat, causing surrounding plastic, insulation, and wiring to deform and possibly melt or burn.
Dealers will replace the blower motor regulator. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was to begin during late-May or early-June 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372.
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98V256
A wrong clamp may have been installed on the window air bag units. The window air bag may not fully deploy in a side-impact collision, not providing adequate protection to the vehicle occupant.
Dealers will inspect the window air bag units and, if the wrong or incorrectly installed clamp is found, the entire unit will be replaced. Owner notification was to begin Nov. 30, 1998. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-FOR-MERCedes (1-800-367-6372).
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04V296
On certain passenger vehicles, the electronic monitoring system of the Sensotronic Brake Control (SBC) is designed to monitor the pressure gradient within the high pressure line of the brake system. If an unacceptable pressure gradient is detected, the system will switch, as it is designed to do, into the hydraulic function mode. If vehicles are not routinely serviced and have extremely high mileage combined with a high number of brake actuations, or a high brake actuation frequency, the pump motor of the SBC may run out of permissible tolerances, thereby triggering the hydraulic function mode.
Dealers will inspect the SBC hydraulic unit, replacing it if necessary. The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule for this campaign. Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372.
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Steering: Hydraulic power assist system


05V224000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, A HOSE CLAMP THAT SECURES THE POWER STEERING FLUID COOLING HOSE TO THE POWER STEERING FLUID COOLER MAY NOT PROVIDE SUFFICIENT CLAMPING FORCE FOR THIS CONNECTION.
A LOSS OF POWER STEERING FLUID CAN DAMAGE THE POWER STEERING PUMP AND MAY RESULT IN DIMINISHED POWER ASSIST FOR STEERING WHICH COULD LEAD TO A CRASH.
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE POWER STEERING HOSE CLAMP. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON MAY 23, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT MERCEDES-BENZ AT 1-800-367-6372.
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01V061
Certain of these passenger vehicles have an All Activity Module II (AAM II) with a sub-component that could cause the module to intermittently not function properly. The AAM II controls a number of systems including the high beam lights, instrument cluster, door locks, and wiper systems. This condition could cause an intermittent failure of these systems.
Dealers will replace the AAM II. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Feb. 16, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372.
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00V352
On certain sport utility vehicles, the seat belt anchor in the rear folding middle seating position was manufactured with out-of-tolerance hardware. If this is the case, the seat belt anchor may fail in a crash.
Dealers will install an additional rear middle seat belt anchor plate. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was to begin during December 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372.
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03V534
On certain passenger vehicles, some seat belt buckles may have a burr on a metal component of the locking mechanism. The presence of the burr could prevent the seat belt from locking under certain circumstances. In the event of a crash, the seat occupant may not be properly restrained, increasing the risk of injury.
Dealers will replace the seat belts. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during February 2004. Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372.
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99V328
The latching mechanism on the seat belt assembly was not assembled correctly. If the plastic cover is loose during the engagement of the buckle tongue to the latch mechanism, the buckle could unlatch.
Dealers will inspect the seat belt buckles. If either the driver or front passenger seat belt buckle is found to be defective, it will be replaced. 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.
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