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.
Scroll down to read the full recall report.
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
Potential Number of Units Affected: 189
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.
In the event of the passenger airbag deployment, if the molding strip comes loose, there is an increased risk of personal injury.
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.