MERCEDES BENZ METRIS 2017: LANE DEPARTURE: BLIND SPOT DETECTION
|Make : MERCEDES BENZ||Model : METRIS||Year : 2017|
|Build Dates : 2016-02-27 - 2017-01-02|
|NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 17V148000|
|Date Owner's Notified: 0000-00-00||Date Received by ODI: 2017-03-07||Date Added to Database: 2017-03-08|
|Manufacturers Involved: Daimler Vans USA, LLC|
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|Component: LANE DEPARTURE: BLIND SPOT DETECTION|
|Potential Number Of Units Affected : 72|
Daimler Vans USA LLC "DVUSA" is recalling certain 2016-2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris vehicles. These vans were to be equipped with the Blind Spot Monitoring "BSM" feature, however, the installed instrument cluster and steering wheel does not support the function, and thus, the BSM system does not work on the vehicle.
If a vehicle is in the driver's blind spot, but the BSM system does not warn the driver, there would be an increased risk of a crash.
DVUSA will notify owners, and dealers will install the correct instrument cluster and steering wheel to enable the BSM function, free of charge. Interim notices informing owners of the safety risk were mailed on May 8, 2017. Owners will receive a second notice when the remedy becomes available. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact DVUSA customer service at 1-877-762-8267.
|Report Initiator: MFR||V Report|
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Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to www.safercar.gov.