Here's a type of recall you don't see everyday: Mercedes-Benz is recalling some 2011 G-Class SUV's because of faulty interior trim.

Only 189 2011 G550 and G55 AMG vehicles are potentially affected, but the issue is fairly serious. In the event of a passenger airbag deployment, a molding strip on the airbag cover flap could dislodge and "become a projectile in the passenger compartment."

Mercedes will be notifying owners in September, and dealers will fix the trim strip, gratis.

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Report Date : August 14, 2012 at 04:20 PM

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V380000

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
MERCEDES BENZ / G55 2011
MERCEDES BENZ / G550 2011

Manufacturer: MERCEDES-BENZ USA, LLC. Mfr's Report Date: AUG 03, 2012

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V380000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: STRUCTURE

Potential Number of Units Affected: 189

Summary:
Mercedes-Benz is recalling certain model year 2011 G550 and G55 (AMG) vehicles manufactured from September 20, 2010, through April 27, 2011. During the front passenger air bag deployment, parts of the molding strip could potentially become loose and become a projectile in the passenger compartment.

Consequence:
In the event of the passenger airbag deployment, if the molding strip comes loose, there is an increased risk of personal injury.

Remedy:
Mercedes-Benz will notify owners, and dealers will reinforce the connection between the molding strip and air bag cover flap, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during September 2012. Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372.


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        sirjaysmith
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        its ridiculous people expect perfection. Its a machine built by humans, a complex machine at that. So many variables have to be considered for each and every part, its ridiculous NOT to expect at least a few issues.
        Spellchecker
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        "It's ridiculous that they cannot even keep check of quality of such a low selling expensive vehicle....." What does this have to do with quality? It's a DESIGN FLAW. This stuff can happen in an overrated Lexus to.
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      Aventador1
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      the BEST or NOTHING! it's not the BEST...and there's NOTHING good about it... It's disheartening to see the brands quality is deteriorating...I hope they get it together real soon and resolve their questionable "quality" issues...they are not cheap vehicles the price should reflect the quality of the product...and this is a fairly limited production product, so you would think that more attention is put into it...and apparently it's not Such a shame...
        wooootles
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        @Aventador1
        Calm your ****. Recalls happen even to the best auto companies.
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      Love Great Danes
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      Wonder if the molding makes it more aerodynamic. LOL
      Wetstuff
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      Awwwww...
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        carfan
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        that's because it's not a POS toyota that kills people...unless a lloose moulding would do it
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