This can damage the electrical system components located in the trunk, including the vehicle's battery.

Electrical System — Battery

Summary
On certain passenger vehicles, excessive static build-up in the trunk floor mats can cause a static discharge when individuals move or remove items from the trunk compartment.
Actions
Dealers will install a static insulation panel between the carpet and the vehicle battery which will provide an electrical grounding. Owner notification began February 14, 2003. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372.
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Date Announced
DEC 16, 2002
Vehicles Affected
65,000
Mercedes-Benz Recall #
2002 110014
NHTSA Campaign #
02V338000
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