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Recall 18V207000

Seat Backs Of Front Seats Do Not Properly Lock In Position

Recall Details

The seat backs of the front seats may fold forward unexpectedly in an accident due to a problem with the locks on the right side of the seat. Dealers will inspect the locking of the seat backs and replace the lock as needed free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The seat backs of the front seats may not properly lock on the right side of the seat. If this happens, the seat backs may fold forward unexpectedly in an accident, increasing risk of occupant 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 May, 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., March 29, 2018

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
March 29, 2018
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
3,088
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
18V207000
Component
SEATS
Summary
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2017-2018 C43 AMG 4Matic Coupe, C300 Coupe, C300 4Matic Coupe, C300 4Matic Cabriolet, C300 Cabriolet, C43 AMG 4Matic Cabriolet and C63S AMG Cabriolet, 2017 C63 AMG Cabriolet, C63S AMG Coupe and C63 AMG Coupe, 2018 E400 Coupe and E400 4Matic Coupe vehicles. The seatbacks of the front seats may not properly lock on the right side of the seat.
Consequence
If the seatback does not properly lock, in the event of a crash, the seatbacks may fold forward, increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy
MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the locking of the seatbacks, replacing the seatbacks lock, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 25, 2018. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
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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