MERCEDES BENZ AMG GT S 2018: AIR BAGS: PASSENGER OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM

Make : MERCEDES BENZ Model : AMG GT S Year : 2018
Build Dates : 2016-10-25 - 2016-12-22
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 17V818000
Date Owner's Notified: 2018-01-26 Date Received by ODI: 2017-12-18 Date Added to Database: 2017-12-21
Manufacturers Involved: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: AIR BAGS: PASSENGER OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 8
Summary:
      Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC "MBUSA" is recalling certain 2017 AMG GT & AMG GT-C Roadster and 2018 AMG GT-S & GT Roadster vehicles equipped with AMG Performance Seats. The passenger occupant classification system "OCS" might not function properly, possibly causing the passenger frontal air bag to be incorrectly deactivated or incorrectly activated in the event of a crash.
Consequence:
      A passenger air bag that is incorrectly activated or deactivated in the event of a crash increases the risk of injury due to potential incorrect airbag deployment or non-deployment.
Remedy:
      MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will update the OCS software, and if necessary, replace the passenger seat cushion, free of charge. Owners will be notified of the recall in January 2018 and they will receive a second letter when the parts become available, currently expected to be in February 2018. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-877-496-3691.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      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.