Recall roundup: Mercedes-Benz SL-Class image

The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is the subject to a recall in the United States because of a problem with a faulty airbag sensor, affecting the passenger side airbag deployment.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Mercedes-Benz SL550, the SL63 AMG and the SL65 AMG, from the 2013 model year, will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealerships in order to get the problem with the airbag sensor fixed. The NHTSA says that because of the faulty sensor, the passenger side airbag may not deploy in case of a crash but it may deploy if a child seat is placed in front of it, increasing the risk of injury.

The affected Mercedes-Benz SL-Class vehicles have been produced between the 16th of January, 2013 and the 30th of April, 2013, and they are equipped with the OCS (Occupant Classification System). Owners of the SL550, SL63 AMG and SL65 AMG, which are the subject to this recall, will be notified by Mercedes-Benz soon and their rides will be fixed free of charge. Meanwhile, if you have any questions on this recall you can contact either Mercedes-Benz at 1-201-573-0600 or the NHTSA hotline at 1-888-327-4236.