The Rapid Alert System for Non-Food Products (RAPEX)

Alert number: A12/0626/17

Product:  Passenger car

Name: C-class, E-class, GLC, S-class

Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles concerned were produced between July 2016 and March 2017.

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Motor vehicles

Brand: Mercedes-Benz

Type / number of model:  Type-approval numbers: e1*2001/116*0431*39, e1*2001/116*0335*32, e1*2007/46*1666*00, e1*2001/116*0480*21; types: 204, 221, R1EC, 204 X

Risk type: Injuries
The propellant mixing ratio in certain seat-belt pre-tensioner igniters may be incorrect. As a result, in the event of an accident where the front seat-belt pre-tensioners are activated, the pre-tensioners would not provide the restraint performance required if the igniter did not ignite as intended. This could put the occupants at a greater risk of injury.

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)

Description:  Passenger car.

Country of origin: Germany

Alert submitted by: Germany

Products were found and measures were taken also in: Iceland, Norway, Romania, The Netherlands, United Kingdom