BenzWorld Senior Member
Date registered: Nov 2003
Vehicle: SLK32 560SEL 300E - RIP :-(
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
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RE: I ditto the seatbelt wearing call 560se..
I agree regarding the seatbelts, it is just plain stupid not to wear them. The airbag would not work if the seat belt is not plugged in. The seat belt locking mechanism has two way sensors governing deployment ... if you aint buckled up, then the airbag will NEVER work. The factory replacement time period for the airbags was 10 years from date of manufacture, this has been ammended by MB to 15 years. I know this becuase I am about to replace my airbag in my 560. As you can imagine this is not cheap, but I value my life ... and as an added incentive the MB Service agent I go to were horrified at the price so when I replace the bag my car will be hooked up to the MB SOS system i.e. a GPS tracking emergency response ... if your bag goes off, 5 minutes after deployment Mercedes will call you on a designated phone number to check if you are OK or if you require emergency services.
Pretty cool in my opinion.
2003 SLK32 AMG
1988 300E - RIP
1970 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow LWB Formal Sedan
1967 Oldsmobile Toronado