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Recall 18V683000

Rear Seat Belts Tongues Retract Into Behind Interior Trim Paneling

Recall Details

The seat belts on the rear outboard seats may have the tongue side disappear behind interior trim panels, making it impossible for an occupant to fasten the seat belt. Dealers will install felt strips between the C-pillar and rear side paneling free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

Rear passenger outboard seat seat belts that contain the tongue that latches inside the seat belt buckle may disappear behind interior trim panels, making it impossible for a passenger to securely fasten their seat belt. This increases risk of occupant injury in an accident.

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 October, 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., October 01, 2018

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 01, 2018
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
4,702
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
18V683000
Component
STRUCTURE
Summary
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2016-2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 and GLC300 4Matic, 2018 GLC350e and GLC63 AMG 4Matic and 2017-2018 GLC43 AMG 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.
Consequence
If the rear seat passengers cannot fasten their seat belts, they have an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Remedy
MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will install felt strips between the C-pillar and rear side paneling, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 31, 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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