2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Gets Recalled in The US

The latest generation of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is off to one of its most successful launches in history, with car reviewers all around the world raving about its ground-breaking safety and comfort features.
2014 Mercedes-Benz S 500 Long 1 photo
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What to many is known as “the best car in the world” isn't without faults though, and its W222 generation is no stranger to problems either.

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.
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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the project.
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