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Mercedes Benz C, CLK and E Class on NHTSA December 2003 Recall List

Mercedes-Benz USA, L.L.C.

Models:   Mercedes Benz C Class Year:     2004
  Mercedes Benz CLK Class Year:     2004
  Mercedes Benz E Class Year:     2004
Number Potentially Involved:  4,348
Dates of Manufacture:  August – October 2003
Defect:  On certain passenger vehicles, some seat belt buckles may have a burr on a metal component of the locking mechanism. The presence of the burr could prevent the seat belt from locking under certain circumstances. In the event of a crash, the seat occupant may not be properly restrained, increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy:  Dealers will replace the seat belts. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during February 2004. Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372.
[NHTSA Recall No. 03V534]