Safety Ratings

Frontal Moderate Overlap Test Results
GOOD
Side Impact Test Results
ACCEPTABLE

Recalls

US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID: 06V101000
Mfg's Report Date: 03/31/2006
Component: SEAT BELTS: REAR:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
Potential Number Of Units Affected: 2500


Summary:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, DURING THE PRODUCTION PROCESS, THE THREADS IN THE NUT USED TO SECURE THE SEAT BELT BUCKLE IN A LIMITED NUMBER OF SECOND ROW SEATS MAY BE MISSING. THE ABSENCE OF THE SCREW THREADS RESULTS IN AN INCOMPLETE CONNECTION OF THE BUCKLE TO THE SEAT.

Consequence:
IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, A SEAT OCCUPANT MAY NOT BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED INCREASING THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY.

Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE ALL SEATS AS NECESSARY FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON APRIL 30, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MERCEDES-BENZ AT 1-800-367-6372.

Notes:
CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

Disclaimer

The safety ratings and information is provided directly from the
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)


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