Mercedes-Benz to Recall 1997 SL Models, 1998-1999 M-Class Models

30 November 1999

Mercedes-Benz to Recall 1997 SL Models, 1998-1999 M-Class Models
                    4,400 SLs Will Receive Updated Airbag,
                 M-Class Seat Belt Buckles Will Be Inspected

    MONTVALE, N.J., Nov. 30 -- Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today
announced that it has initiated a recall of 1997 SL coupe/roadsters to replace
driver's side airbag modules, affecting 4,400 vehicles.
    Exposure to high humidity conditions may result in corrosion that can
cause the driver's front airbag to deploy unintentionally.  MBUSA is
immediately notifying owners of all affected vehicles, suggesting that they
contact their retailer to schedule service.  The airbag replacement takes
approximately 30 minutes and will be conducted at no charge to clients.
    Separately, MBUSA will be inspecting 1998 and 1999 model M-Class
sport-utility vehicles' front seat belt buckles and replacing buckles that
were not properly manufactured by the supplier.  If present, an improperly
manufactured buckle could unlatch.  At no charge to clients, new buckles will
be installed by Mercedes-Benz retailers in vehicles found to have improperly
manufactured buckles.  There are no reports of buckles unlatching, and no
injuries have been reported as a result of this issue.



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