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2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class: Recall Alert

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 750 model-year 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupes and sedans equipped with a front passenger airbag assembly replaced under a prior recall for the Takata crisis

The Problem: An incorrect replacement front passenger airbag may have been installed that may not provide adequate protection, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will replace the front passenger airbag module for free.

What Owners Should Do: Mercedes-Benz will begin notifying owners June 26. Owners can call the automaker at 800-367-6372, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Service & Repair to find your local dealer. To check for other recalls, and to schedule a free recall repair at your local dealership, click here: Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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