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Recall 17V816000

Driver's Side Rear Door Indicates It Is Locked When It May Not Be

Recall Details

The drive'rs rear door lock may indicate that it is in the locked position, when the door is still unlocked. Dealers will inspect the left rear door lock, replacing it as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The driver's rear door lock may show that it is in the locked position when it is not actually locked. This could lead to the door being opened unintentionally, resulting in injury.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Mercedes Benz vehicle must be performed by a Mercedes Benz dealership. Mercedes Benz will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in January, 2018. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Mercedes Benz dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Body, Interior & Misc., December 18, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
December 18, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
8,700
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V816000
Component
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
Summary
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2017 GLE400 4Matic, GLE350 4Matic, GLE350, GLE550e 4Matic, GLE43 AMG 4Matic, GLE63 AMG 4Matic, GLS450, GLE63S 4Matic, GLS63 4Matic, S550e, S600, S63 AMG 4Matic, S65 AMG, S550, Mercedes-Maybach S600, Mercedes-Maybach S550 4Matic, GLE43 AMG 4Matic Coupe, GLE63S 4Matic Coupe, 2017-2018 GLS550 4Matic, S550 4Matic, 2018 S450, and S63 AMG 4Matic vehicles. The rear passenger door on the driver side may indicate that it is locked, when it may not be. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 206, "Door Locks and Door Retention Components."
Consequence
If the door appears to be locked, the door may be unintentionally opened, increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy
MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the left rear door lock, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in January 2017. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-877-496-3691.
Notify
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.
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