Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) is recalling 711,266 model year 2009-2010 ML320 BlueTec 4Matic, GL320 BlueTec 4Matic and R320 CDI 4Matic; 2011 E350 Cabriolet and E550 Cabriolet; 2009-2011 ML350, ML350 4Matic, ML550 4Matic, ML63 AMG, and C63 AMG; 2010-2011 ML450 4Matic Hybrid, E350 Coupe, E350 4Matic, E550 Coupe, E550 4Matic, and E63 AMG; 2011-2012 GL350 BlueTec 4Matic and R350 BlueTec 4Matic; 2009-2012 GL450 4Matic, GL550 4Matic and R350 4Matic; 2007-2008 SLK280, SLK350, and SLK55 AMG; 2011-2014 SLS AMG Coupe; 2012 SLS AMG Cabriolet; 2013-2014 SLS AMG GT and SLS AMG GT Cabriolet; 2005 C230 Kompressor and C320; 2006-2007 C230; 2006-2011 C350, 2008-2011 C300 and C300 4Matic; 2010-2012 GLK350 and GLK350 4Matic; and 2006-2007 Chrysler Crossfire vehicles.
Upon deployment of the driver's front air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture, with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
What to do
MBUSA will their notify owners, and Fiat Chrysler will notify the affected Chrysler owners. Dealers for the respective brands will replace the driver's front air bag module, free of charge. A notification schedule has not yet been provided.
Mercedes-Benz owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372 and Chrysler owners may contact Fiat Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403.