Seatbelt issue sees Mercedes-Benz S-Class recalled

Fourth Mercedes-Benz S-Class recall for 2016 underway…

Another recall of Mercedes-Benz S-Class cars sold in Australia has been launched, this time to have a possible seatbelt issue attended to.

The recall affects only 41 Mercedes-Benz S-Class vehicles, all were sold between the 1st of November 2015 and the 31st of March 2016.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is overseeing the latest Mercedes-Benz S-Class recall.

The recall notice advising that incorrect software coding within the rear control unit may result in the seatbelt handover arm not retracting when the vehicle is moving.

In the event of an accident this may impair the correct operation of the front seat belts and cause the handover arm to break resulting in sharp edges.

This may result in increased injury to the vehicle occupants should an accident occur.

Letters will be sent to owners of affected Mercedes-Benz S-Class vehicles and will be advised of what their next steps are in obtaining a repair.

Further info is also available from Mercedes-Benz Australia on 03 9566 9266.

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