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Recall Alert: 2016-2017 Mercedes-Benz S550, Mercedes-AMG S63 and S65

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 700 model-year 2016-17 Mercedes-Benz S550 4Matic coupes and S550 convertibles, and Mercedes-AMG S63 coupes, S65 coupes and S63 4Matic convertibles, all manufactured between June 29, 2015, and March 15, 2016

The Problem: The seat belt extenders may not retract as intended, potentially breaking in the event of a crash and increasing the risk of injury.

The Fix: Dealers will update the control unit software for free.

What Owners Should Do: Mercedes-Benz will begin notifying owners this month. Owners can call the automaker at 800-367-6372 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236, or go to, for more info.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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