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#19 Old 02-12-2018
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Originally Posted by Paul Beretta View Post
Did you get a follow up letter saying your date and group have changed?

Just curious, because I received the same letter with the same priority group and date from MBUSA for my 2010 GLK350 when you got yours for your SLK and then got another letter from them on Saturday saying my GLK had been moved to priority group 5 and that they "hope to" have the parts by the end of June.

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What really tick me off is that the Feds won't allow dealers to give owners the option of having their airbags deactivated until they can be properly repaired. My first three cars had metal dashboards, some with bullet shaped knobs, unforgiving steering wheels, and no seat belts, much less shoulder belts and airbags. My first Mercedes wasn't much better, but it did have lap belts and "a bit" of padding on the dash. Perhaps that's why the idea of living without airbags bothers me considerably less than the idea of playing airbag Russian roulette.
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No...I did not get a second letter. Also if you look at the number of injuries verses the total number of cars driving around with these airbags, the risk of something happening is really very low.

Update: From a current Reuters article there have been 22 deaths and over 200 injuries so far....however the total number of vehicles out there with the airbags subject to the recall is 125,000,000 (42,000,000 in the US).

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