Mercedes-Benz is recalling its high-end G-Class SUV for issues with the airbag molding strip. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the strip could detach violently when the front passenger airbag inflates during a crash situation. The strip is moving at high speed and could potentially harm passengers.
Vehicles include the 2011 Mercedes-Benz G-Class G55 (AMG) and G550 SUV and were built between September 20, 2010 through April 27, 2011. In total, 189 vehicles are involved in the recall.
Mercedes-Benz plans to start contacting G-Class owners next month. G-Class will be notified to bring their vehicles to Mercedes dealerships, which will examine the strip and reinforce it and the airbag cover flap. Mercedes will cover the costs. G-Class owners can contact Mercedes-Benz at (800) 367-6372 if they need to contact the automaker now. G-Class owners can also contact the NHTSA at (888) 327-4236 for additional information as well. The NHTSA’s campaign ID for the Mercedes-Benz G-Class recall is 12V380000.
No accidents, injuries, or fatalities have been reported directly involving the above issue.