WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 26, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –
If the rear seat passengers cannot fasten their seat belts, they have an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V177000
Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.
Components: STRUCTURE, SEAT BELTS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 121,861
|MERCEDES-BENZ||GLC300||2016 – 2019|
|MERCEDES-BENZ||GLC350E||2018 – 2019|
|MERCEDES-BENZ||GLC43 AMG||2017 – 2019|
Summary: Mercedes Benz USA LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2017-2019 GLC43 AMG, 2016-2019 GLC300 4Matic, 2016-2018 GLC300, 2018 GLC63 AMG 4Matic, and 2018-2019 GLC350e 4Matic vehicles. The seat belt latch plates (the parts that insert into the buckles) for the outboard rear seats may retract into the interior paneling, preventing the occupants from being able to use the seat belts.
Remedy: MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will install a buffer to the c-pillar paneling, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 14, 2018. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
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