A recall notice was put forward by Mercedes-Benz Australia recently, regarding a possible issue with the seatbelt handover arms. The recall for this part is limited only to the S-Class Coupe; Other Mercedes-Benz coupes are unaffected. The S-Class coupe’s in question were sold between the 1st of November 2015, through to 31st March 2016.
Elaborating further, the offending seatbelt handover arm, designed to bring the seatbelt closer to the driver and passenger before setting off, can sometimes not return to its original retracted position once the car has set off. This is a result of incorrect software coding within one of the control units, and in event of an accident, an extended seatbelt handover arm could break. This would increase the risk of injury, due to sharp edges.
Mercedes-Benz Australia will be contacting owners in due course via mail. However, we urge owners to get in touch with their local Mercedes-Benz dealership to have the issue resolved as swiftly as possible. For further clarification, Mercedes-Benz Australia can be reached at 03-9566 9266.