The tail lights may not light up on the sides, which can make it difficult to see the vehicle. This fails to comply with federal safety standards. Dealer will update the lighting controller software free of charge to correct the problem.
The double seatbelt buckle in the center position of the rear seat may fail under load, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash. Dealers will replace the double seatbelt buckle to correct this concern.
The timing chain tensioner gasket area can develop an engine oil leak. Leaking oil could contact a hot engine surface, increasing the risk of a fire. Leaking oil could also be a road hazard increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the timing chain tensioner gasket to correct this concern.
In a crash that deploys vehicle air bags to protect occupants, the passenger seat air bag may not deploy, increasing risk of injury. Dealers will replace the passenger seat air bag free of charge to resolve the problem.
These vehicles are being recalled because the front seat belt anchors may not be installed correctly and can come loose in a crash, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will inspect the affected front seat belt anchors and perform the necessary correction.
The passenger seat cushion contains a sensing device (occupant classification system, or OCS) to determine if a child safety seat is in use on that seat. The system is designed to turn off the passenger airbag when the system senses a child safety seat in use. These vehicles are being recalled because the system may not correctly classify a very light weight person and incorrectly disable the passenger airbag. This would increase the risk of personal injury in the event of a crash. Dealers will replace the passenger seat cushion, including the OCS to correct this concern.
Seat belts are secured to the vehicle body at various points using special anchor bolts. These 2013 GL models are being recalled because the anchor bolts for the second row seat belts may not have been tightened correctly during vehicle assembly. If these bolts are loose, a belted occupant my not be properly restrained in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will inspect the affect bolts and tighten them as necessary.
Due to a manufacturing defect, a crack can develop on the fuel filter when the vehicle is operated in high temperatures. This crack can result in a fuel leak, increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will replace the fuel filter to correct this concern.
The bolts securing the secondary hood latch may not have been properly tightened during vehicle assembly on 23 vehicles. The could result in the secondary hood latch becoming ineffective. If the hood were not properly secured by the primary latch and the the secondary latch was not functioning, the hood could open while driving, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will check and retighten the bolts on the secondary latch as necessary to correct this concern.
Certain vehicles were assembled with a right side window curtain airbag that was stitched together improperly. In the event of a crash, this airbag may deflate more quickly than intended, reducing the protection it may provide to vehicle occupants. Mercedes-Benz dealers will replace the right side window curtain air bag on affected vehicles to correct this concern.