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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 222003


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


After buckling the seat belt, the shoulder harness on the drivers side exploded. The harness yanjed me back against the seat burning my shoulder and the car filled with smoke. The car is a 1998 Mercedes Benz ML320. If I had been on the road when this happened, it would have caused an accident. Are there any other reports of this happening?

- Folsom, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 091999

ML320 4WD

  • miles
The air bag and safety resraint system did not operate during my accident. Several months after my accident I recieved a recall on my seat belts. The company that repaired my vehicle told me the air bag had not been connected. No warnings were given until after the accident that there was a problem with the air bag system.

- Saint Petersburg, FL, USA

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