Vehicles Affected: Approximately 12,500 model-year 2017 Mercedes-Benz E300, E300 4Matic and Mercedes-AMG E43 luxury cars
The Problem: The front passenger occupant detection control unit may have been incorrectly installed, potentially resulting in the misclassification of the seat occupant - for example, an adult mistaken for a car seat - causing the front passenger airbag to be deactivated in a crash and increasing the risk of an injury.
The Fix: Dealers will inspect the routing of the pressure hose of the seat occupancy detection control unit, replacing the pressure hose and seat occupancy detection mat, if necessary, for free.
What Owners Should Do: Mercedes-Benz will begin notifying owners in March. 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 www.safercar.gov to check your vehicle identification number and learn more.
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