Mercedes-Benz USA Recalls 711,266 Vehicles With Potentially Defective Takata Airbags | Edmunds

Mercedes-Benz USA Recalls 711,266 Vehicles With Potentially Defective Takata Airbags

WASHINGTON Mercedes-Benz USA is recalling 711,266 vehicles with potentially defective Takata driver-side airbag inflators, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is part of a larger expansion of the Takata recall that NHTSA announced on January 22. The expansion now includes another 5.4 million airbag inflators in the U.S.

"In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal airbag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants, resulting in serious injury or death," NHTSA said in its recall summary.

The Mercedes-Benz vehicles in the expanded recall are:

  • 2009-'10 Mercedes-Benz ML320 BlueTec 4Matic
  • 2009-'10 Mercedes-Benz GL320 BlueTec 4Matic
  • 2009-'10 Mercedes-Benz R320 CDI 4Matic
  • 2011 Mercedes-Benz E350 Cabriolet
  • 2011 Mercedes-Benz E550 Cabriolet
  • 2009-'11 Mercedes-Benz ML350
  • 2009-'11 Mercedes Benz ML350 4Matic
  • 2009-'11 Mercedes-Benz ML550 4Matic
  • 2009-'11 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG
  • 2009-'11 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
  • 2010-'11 Mercedes-Benz ML450 4Matic Hybrid
  • 2010-'11 Mercedes-Benz E350 Coupe
  • 2010-'11 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic
  • 2010-'11 Mercedes-Benz E550 Coupe
  • 2010-'11 Mercedes-Benz E550 4Matic
  • 2010-'11 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG
  • 2011-'12 Mercedes-Benz GL350 BlueTec 4Matic
  • 2011-'12 Mercedes-Benz R350 BlueTec 4Matic
  • 2009-'12 Mercedes-Benz GL450 4Matic
  • 2009-'12 Mercedes-Benz GL550 4Matic
  • 2009-'12 Mercedes-Benz R350 4Matic
  • 2007-'08 Mercedes-Benz SLK280
  • 2007-'08 Mercedes-Benz SLK350
  • 2007-'08 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG
  • 2011-'14 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupe
  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Cabriolet
  • 2013-'14 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT
  • 2013-'14 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Cabriolet
  • 2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor
  • 2005 Mercedes-Benz C320
  • 2006-'07 Mercedes-Benz C230
  • 2006-'11 Mercedes-Benz C350
  • 2008-'11 Mercedes-Benz C300
  • 2008-'11 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic
  • 2010-'12 Mercedes-Benz GLK350
  • 2010-'12 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4Matic
  • 2006-'07 Chrysler Crossfire

Daimler AG said it is not aware of any field incidents with the subject Takata PSDI-5 inflators, in a chronology filed with NHTSA.

On January 25, 2016, Takata filed a defect information report with NHTSA announcing a potential defect in some inflators.

Takata said it is aware of four test ruptures in ballistic tests of certain PSDI-5 inflators. Takata said it is not aware of any field incidents in which a PSDI-5 inflator has ruptured, either dessicated or non-dessicated.

"Takata is taking this action in an abundance of caution, to address all of the subject non-dessicated PSDI-5 airbag inflators, due to the similarities of design and manufacturing characteristics for this type of inflator used in the U.S. market," it said.

Mercedes-Benz dealers and Chrysler dealers will replace the driver's frontal airbag module. A date has not been set for the recall.

Owners can contact Mercedes-Benz customer service at 1-800-367-6372 or Fiat-Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403.

Edmunds says: Dealers are at the front line of this expanded Takata recall, so owners should stay in close touch with them or wait for their official recall notice.

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