Update: Mercedes Airbag Recall
Mercedes-Benz is recalling the following vehicles that were manufactured with improperly secured dashboards, which could impair the inflation of airbags during a crash:
- 2020 Mercedes GLS 450
- 2020 Mercedes GLE 350
- 2020 Mercedes GLE 450
- 2021 Mercedes AMG GLE53
"In the event of a crash where the passenger airbag deploys, an unsecured dashboard could impair the inflation of the passenger
airbag, increasing the risk of injury," NHTSA said.
Mercedes is notifying owners and dealers will replace the dashboard, free of charge.
This recall began on April 6, 2021.
What's the Problem?
This recall affects 2020 Mercedes GLE 350 and GLE 450 vehicles equipped with an electrically adjustable second-row seat, according to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The wiring harness under the seat may become pinched during seat adjustment, possibly causing damage to the wires, NHTSA said. Damaged wires may cause the rear side airbags to not deploy as intended.
Additionally, the driver may not be warned if the second-row right seat is not locked into place correctly after using the "Easy Entry" function. Either of these scenarios increases the risk of injury during a crash.
Mercedes-Benz is notifying owners and dealers will inspect and reroute the wiring harness, free of charge. This recall began on June 20, 2020.
Mercedes GLE Grill Recalled for Electrical Defect
Mercedes is recalling 2020 GLE 350, GLE 450, GLE 580, GLS 450, and GLS 580 vehicles equipped with an optional illuminated Mercedes-Benz star logo in the front grill. The star logo's electrical ground connection may not be installed properly on affected vehicles, potentially affecting the function of other components that share the same ground connection (power steering control unit, wiper motor, left headlight).
"If the power steering, wiper motor, or left headlight malfunction there could be an increased risk of a crash," NHTSA said. This recall began on November 13, 2020.
Mercedes GLE Recalled for Driveshaft Defect
Mercedes is recalling 2020 GLE 350 vehicles that were sold with potentially incorrectly installed drive shafts that could cause a loss of power transfer between the transfer case and the rear axle differential. "If the transfer case disconnects from the rear axle differential the vehicle could stall, increasing the risk of a crash," NHTSA said. This recall began in October 2020.
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