WASHINGTON — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has granted a Mercedes-Benz USA L.L.C. petition for inconsequential noncompliance involving mismarked wheel rims.
The rims were mounted on 6,773 Model Year 2015-16 Mercedes-Benz CLS 400 and CLS 400 4MATIC vehicles manufactured between May 23, 2014, and April 21, 2016, according to the notice of grant of petition published in the July 20 Federal Register.
The vehicles have tire and loading information placards that incorrectly identify the maximum combined weight of occupants and cargo, Mercedes told NHTSA.
The noncompliance was inconsequential because the tires originally equipped on the vehicles are able to carry the additional weight indicated on the placards, according to the notice.
Also, should the driver follow maximum combined weights as displayed on the placards, it would still have a negligible effect on safety, the notice said. The vehicle platform, including chassis and axles, can handle the extra weight, it said.
The notice can be found online.