Daimler Vans USA Recalls Mercedes-Benz Metris Vans Due to Potential Air Bag Defect

An improperly vented air bag may not protect the front passenger as expected, increasing the risk of injury

Daimler Vans USA Recalls Mercedes-Benz Metris Vans Due to Potential Air Bag Defect
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January 26, 2017

Daimler Vans USA is recalling certain model year 2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris Vans.

The affected vehicles have a passenger air bag that may have been manufactured with an incorrect Tether Activation Unit (TAU).

As a result, in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, the air bag may not vent properly. An improperly vented air bag may not protect the front passenger as expected, increasing the risk of injury.

The Mercedes-Benz Metris Vans included in this recall were all manufactured between September 9, 2016 and September 28, 2016.

Daimler Vans will notify owners of the recalled vans beginning on February 8, 2017, and authorized Mercedes-Benz Sprinter dealers will replace the front passenger air bag, free of charge.

Owners with further questions about this recall can contact Daimler Vans USA customer service at (877) 762-8267.