Recall 19V130000

Right Side Of Front Seat Back Does Not Properly Lock

Recall Details

The front seat backs will not lock as proper on the right side. Dealers will inspect the locking of the sat back on affected vehicles and replace the seat back lock as needed free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

For the front seats of affected vehicles, the right side of the seat back will not lock properly, allowing the seats to fold forward in an accident. This increases 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 April, 2019. 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., February 26, 2019

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
February 26, 2019
NHTSA Action Number
Potential Number of Units Affected
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (Mercedes) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Mercedes-Benz C300 Cabriolet, C300 Coupe, AMG C43 Coupe, C300 4MATIC Cabriolet, C300 4MATIC Coupe, AMG C43 Cabriolet, AMG C63 Cabriolet, AMG C63 Coupe, AMG C63 S Cabriolet and AMG C63 S Coupe vehicles and 2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 Coupe, E400 Cabriolet, E400 4MATIC Cabriolet and E400 4MATIC Coupe vehicles. The seatbacks of the front seats may not properly lock on the right side of the seat.
If the seatback does not properly lock, in the event of a crash, the seatbacks may fold forward, increasing the risk of injury.
Mercedes will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the locking of the seatback on the affected vehicles and replace the seatback lock, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 26, 2019. Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
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
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