Recall Roundup: Dodge, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz

By | December 09, 2013
This month, both Dodge and Mercedes-Benz have announced recalls relating to faulty airbags, while McLaren has announced one for jammed windshield wipers. The vehicles involved in the recalls include the 2013 Dodge Dart, 2013 Mercedes-Bens S-Class, and the 2012-2014 McLaren MP4-12C, now known as just the 12C. Chrysler has discovered that select Dodge Dart models equipped with the Mopar '13 trim package may have front seat mounted side airbags that have not been properly installed. During an accident that would need these airbags, they may fail to deploy, increasing the likelihood of injury. Chrysler will notify all owners and dealers will inspect and re-install all airbags as necessary. Owners may contact Chrysler by phone at (800) 853-1403 with recall campaign number N61. Mercedes-Benz has announced a recall for certain S-Class models equipped with an occupant classification system (OCS) that might not detect lighter passengers in the front passenger seat. If this were to happen in the event of an accident, the airbag may not deploy, causing more injury to the passenger. The automaker will notify all owners of the affected vehicles and dealers will replace the passenger side seat cushion and OCS system. Owners can contact Mercedes-Benz by phone at (201) 573-0600.
McLaren has uncovered an issue with the MP4-12C models related to the windshield wipers. The recalled vehicles are located in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. Thanks to a combination of high temperatures and humidity, the wiper motor brushes may jam and leave the wipers inoperable. This can impair the driver's visibility and increase the likelihood of an accident. McLaren will notify all owners and dealers will replace the wiper motors. Owners can contact the automaker at (646) 429-8916. For all three recalls, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is also available for contact by phone at (888) 327-4236 or online at Source: NHTSA