2017 Mercedes-Benz front airbags may fail to ignite 17V080000

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Updated Friday Sep 29, 2017

Problem

The pelvis airbag or the front passenger airbag may fail to ignite in the event of a crash on certain 2017 Mercedes-Benz cars. According to documents sent to the NHTSA at least 1054 vehicles have been affected by this problem. 

Cause

On certain E-Class and GLA/CLA vehicles (213 207 156 117 chassis), the propellant mix ratio in certain airbag igniters might not meet the manufacturing specification. Thus, in the event of a crash, the igniters might not deploy in situations where the pelvis airbag, the front passenger airbag, the kneebag, or windowbag is required

Affected vehicles

  • 2017 CLA250,
  • CLA250 4Matic,
  • E400 Coupe,
  • E400 4Matic Coupe,
  • E550 Coupe,
  • E400 Cabriolet,
  • E550 Cabriolet,
  • E300,
  • E300 4Matic,
  • E400 Wagon,
  • GLA250,
  • GLA250 4Matic.

Remedy

Mercedes-Benz dealers will replace the affected airbag modules, free of charge for the affected vehciles. Contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.

Recall / TSB / NHTSA #
Vehicle
Category
Airbag & Safety