Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd — Mercedes-Benz "C Class 204" and "R Class 251" Passenger Cars
What are the defects?
Airbag inflator: As it gets older, a combination of high temperatures and humidity can cause the airbag inflator propellant to degrade. If an affected vehicle is involved in a collision triggering the airbag, the metal inflator housing may explode/rupture under too much internal pressure.
What are the hazards?
In the event that a defective airbag inflator ruptures, metal fragments may propel out through the airbag cushion towards the vehicle occupants causing serious injury or fatality.
What should consumers do?
Owners of affected vehicles should contact their local Mercedes-Benz dealership or Mercedes-Benz head office directly via the website at https://www.dealerlocator.mercedes-benz.com.au to arrange for a replacement airbag inflator free of charge.
Consumers who are unsure whether they are affected can also use the Mercedes-Benz VIN look-up tool at https://recall.mercedes-benz.com.au/ or contact Mercedes-Benz on 1300 659 307 (between 8.30am and 5pm), or by emailing email@example.com or contact their preferred dealer.
Alternatively, consumers can use their registration plate number to check if their vehicle is affected by going to http://www.ismyairbagsafe.com.au
We also recommend you visit https://www.productsafety.gov.au/newsletter/subscribe to subscribe to receive updates about current and future recalls as they are published.
Further information for consumers is available at: https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recalls/compulsory-takata-airbag-recall
Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd
- 7 January 2008 - 31 August 2013
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.