According to a new release by the National Highway and Traffic Administration (NHTSA), Mercedes-Benz USA will voluntarily recall a few hundred S 550 models built between April 11, 2013 through October 14, 2013.
The problem resides in a front seat belt anchor that may not have been installed correctly in the factory, allowing it to come loose in the event of a crash.
There are 290 cars potentially affected by the problem, all of them fitted with the 4.7-liter twin-turbocharged V8 and designated for the US market. There is no information regarding S 500 models built for other countries at this time.
Mercedes-Benz will notify the owners of the voluntary recall, while the US dealers will inspect and correct the fitting of the seat belt anchor if necessary.