Mercedes-Benz has recently announced a recall for several versions of the SL because of some problems with their airbags.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, several versions of the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take them back to the dealers in order to get the problem with the airbags solved.
“The affected vehicles are equipped with an occupant classification system (OCS) that may not detect a very light person sitting in the front passenger seat. If the OCS does not detect a very light person sitting in the seat, the passenger side air bag would be turned off. In the event of a crash necessitating side air bag deployment, the passenger would be at an increased risk of injury”, says the NHTSA.
The models which will be driven back to the dealers by their owners are the 2013 SL550, SL63 AMG and SL65 AMG, which have been produced between the 16th of January, 2013, and the 30th of April, 2013. Owners of these cars will be notified by the company and the replacement of the passenger side cushion, including the OCS, will be made free of charge. The recall should begin this month (December, 2013). More details on the subject can be learned by contacting the NTHSA, at 1-888-327-4236, or Mercedes-Benz at 1-201-573-0600.