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Mercedes-Benz Recalls 16,246 M-Class SUV's

Recall From: Mercedes-Benz USA, Inc.

Models: Mercedes-Benz M Class Year: 2000

Number Involved: 16,246

Dates of Manufacture: September 1999 - January 2000

Defect: On certain sport utility vehicles, the seat belt anchor in the rear folding middle seating position was manufactured with out-of-tolerance hardware. If this is the case, the seat belt anchor may fail in a crash.

Remedy: Dealers will install an additional rear middle seat belt anchor plate. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was to begin during December 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372.

[NHTSA Recall No. 00V352/ Recall No.200100007]