2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63, SL550 and SL65 Recalled for Airbag Problem


  • 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL550 Picture

    2013 Mercedes-Benz SL550 Picture

    Mercedes-Benz is recalling approximately 130 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63, SL550 and SL65 cars because of an airbag problem. | December 10, 2013

Just the Facts:
  • Mercedes-Benz is recalling approximately 130 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63, SL550 and SL65 cars because of an airbag problem.
  • The occupant classification system in the cars may not detect a very light person sitting in the front passenger seat.
  • The recall is expected to begin in December.

WASHINGTON — Mercedes-Benz is recalling approximately 130 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63, SL550 and SL65 cars because of an airbag problem, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"The affected vehicles are equipped with an occupant classification system that may not detect a very light person sitting in the front passenger seat," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "If the OCS does not detect a very light person sitting in the seat, the passenger side airbag would be turned off. In the event of a crash necessitating side airbag deployment, the passenger would be at an increased risk of injury."

The affected vehicles were built from January 16, 2013 through April 30, 2013.

Mercedes-Benz dealers will replace the passenger side seat cushion. The recall is expected to begin in December. Owners can contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-201-573-0600.

Edmunds says: If you own one of the aforementioned vehicles, contact your dealer to set up an appointment for repairs.

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