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Old 04-07-2019, 02:43 PM
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Tanaka air bag issue 2012 GL450?

Is MB replacing these yet/is there any fix or do you just pray that one of the flying metal components doesn't kill you if the driver's air bag is deployed?
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Old 04-07-2019, 06:45 PM
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I got mine replaced a couple months ago.

I think there is a time component and geographic location attached to it, but parts are available so I would just schedule an appointment soon.
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Old 04-07-2019, 07:32 PM
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I got mine replaced a couple months ago.

I think there is a time component and geographic location attached to it, but parts are available so I would just schedule an appointment soon.
Thank you!
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Old 04-08-2019, 09:27 AM
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Apparently Brooklyn Mercedes Benz knows nothing of this recall. I got into a very heated debate with them about replacing my airbags. They won, lol.
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Apparently Brooklyn Mercedes Benz knows nothing of this recall. I got into a very heated debate with them about replacing my airbags. They won, lol.
only the driver airbag
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only the driver airbag
Yes, meant to say airbag, not bags. They still denied knowing about the recall.
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I have mine scheduled for this week.
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Old 04-09-2019, 12:38 AM
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Mine was replaced in January while I was getting my GL550 serviced at the dealership.

My SA advised that the company that makes the airbags filled for bankruptcy sometime ago. So they had a tough time finding the money to recall all the airbags affected.

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gonna call to get mines replaced.. i got the letter in the mail
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Thank you!! Looking forward to dealing with them again. Lol
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I just got mine replaced today. They actually replace the "entire Mercedes Benz LOGO module on the front of your steering wheel". Thus, the airbag recall came with new volume and call/end call buttons

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I just got mine replaced today. They actually replace the "entire Mercedes Benz LOGO module on the front of your steering wheel". Thus, the airbag recall came with new volume and call/end call buttons

Yeah. It's pretty nice to have a new part on something you see a the time.

Gotta love that wood steering wheel! Twinsies!
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that will be great my volume button is flaking off!.. but sucks i purchase a replacement button from Ebay $20 bucks
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Mine is in the shop today for the airbag service........Comn new steering wheel cover!!!! Yahtzee!!!
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got mines done today New Steering Air Bag with New Buttons am happy!
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If I had one of the cars needing a replaced airbag inflator, I would ask for a written guarantee that it will not blow up in my face as shrapnel. If they refuse then you know that they know the replacement is just a band aid.
Read it and weep.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/safety-...gs-questioned/

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