17E-062 – Fire Extinguisher May Be Clogged or Inoperable – 2014-2017 Midwest Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Chassis

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V786
Manufacturer Midwest Automotive Designs, LLC
Components EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected 550

 

Fire Extinguisher May Be Clogged or Inoperable

In the event of a fire, if the fire extinguisher does not function properly, it can increase the risk of injury.

 

Summary

Midwest Automotive Designs, LLC (Midwest) is recalling certain Custom Vans and Camper Van recreational vehicles built on 2014-2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis and 2016-2017 RAM Promaster chassis. These vehicles are equipped with Kidde Plastic-Handle or Push Button ‘Pindicator’ fire extinguishers that may become clogged, preventing the extinguisher from discharging as expected or excessive force may be needed to activate the extinguisher. Additionally, in certain models, the nozzle may detach from the valve assembly with enough force that it could cause injury and also render the product inoperable. For a full list of the affected fire extinguisher models visit: https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RMISC-17E062-5427.pdf

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Air Bag Inflator Housing Material Failure – 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT & GLC-Class

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V208
Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.
Components AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected 57

 

Air Bag Inflator Housing Material Failure

In the event of a crash involving driver air bag deployment, an improperly inflated air bag and/or an inflator rupture with sharp metal fragments might result in serious injury or death to the driver or to occupants.

 

Summary

Mercedes-Benz USA LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2018 AMG GT, AMG GT C, GLC43 AMG 4Matic, GLC300, GLC300 4Matic and GLC350e 4Matic vehicles. The housing for the driver side air bag inflator may have been made with defective steel. In the event of an air bag deployment, the defective steel may cause the inflator to improperly inflate the driver-side air bag and potentially rupture.

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Seatbacks may Not Lock – 2017-2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class & E-Class

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V207
Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.
Components SEATS
Potential Number of Units Affected 3,088

 

Seatbacks may Not Lock

If the seatback does not properly lock, in the event of a crash, the seatbacks may fold forward, increasing the risk of injury.

 

Summary

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2017-2018 C43 AMG 4Matic Coupe, C300 Coupe, C300 4Matic Coupe, C300 4Matic Cabriolet, C300 Cabriolet, C43 AMG 4Matic Cabriolet and C63S AMG Cabriolet, 2017 C63 AMG Cabriolet, C63S AMG Coupe and C63 AMG Coupe, 2018 E400 Coupe and E400 4Matic Coupe vehicles. The seatbacks of the front seats may not properly lock on the right side of the seat.

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Rear Seat Belt May be Unable to be Latched – 2017-2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V177
Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.
Components STRUCTURE, SEAT BELTS
Potential Number of Units Affected 121,858

 

Rear Seat Belt May be Unable to be Latched

If the rear seat passengers cannot fasten their seat belts, they have an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.

 

Summary

Mercedes-Benz USA LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2017-2018 GLC43 AMG, 2016-2018 GLC300 4Matic, 2016-2018 GLC300, 2018 GLC63 AMG 4Matic, and 2018 GLC350e 4Matic vehicles. The seat belt latch plates (the parts that insert into the buckles) for the outboard rear seats may retract into the interior paneling, preventing the occupants from being able to use the seat belts.

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Incorrect Adjustment of LED Headlights/FMVSS 108 – 2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 & E43 AMG

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V151
Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.
Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Potential Number of Units Affected 28

 

Incorrect Adjustment of LED Headlights/FMVSS 108

An insufficiently illuminated roadway may increase the risk of a crash.

 

Summary

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2017 E300 4Matic, E300, and E43 AMG vehicles fitted with LED headlights. These vehicles may have misadjusted headlights, possibly resulting in the low beam headlights insufficiently illuminating the roadway. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.”

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