Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC Recall of certain GLE and GLS vehicles

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 9, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC Recall: Excess Insulation Impairing Air Bag Deployment

If the passenger’s frontal air bag does not function as designed in the event of a crash, the front seat passenger has an increased risk of injury.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V655000

Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

Components: VISIBILITY, AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 3,620

Make Model Model Year(s)
MERCEDES-BENZ GLE550 2017
MERCEDES-BENZ GLS450 2017
MERCEDES-BENZ GLE300D 2016
MERCEDES-BENZ GLE350 2016
MERCEDES-BENZ GLE450 2016
MERCEDES-BENZ GLE63 2016 – 2017
MERCEDES-BENZ GLE63S 2016

Summary: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2016 GLE300d 4Matic, GLE400 4Matic, GLE350 4Matic, GLE63 AMG, GLE63 AMG Coupe, GLE63S AMG and GLE63S AMG Coupe, and 2017 GLS450 4Matic, GLE550 4Matic, and GLE63 AMG 4Matic vehicles. These vehicles may have excess bulkhead insulation extending into the lower windshield area, possibly affecting the windshield bonding and the deployment of the passenger’s frontal air bag in the event of a crash.

Remedy: MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will remove any excess bulkhead insulation and rework the windshield bonding, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2017. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-877-496-3691.

Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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