Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled the 2019-2022 GLS SUV to fix a problem with its rearmost seat backrest.
“Due to a manufacturing issue, the seat backrest locking mechanisms in the third row may not have been installed correctly and may fail,” the brand says in its recall notice.
“In the event of an accident or hard braking the rear seat backrest could collapse towards the passengers.
“If the rear seat backrest collapses towards the passengers unintentionally, it could increase the risk of injury or death to the vehicle occupants.”
- A total of 2475 cars are included in the recall
- A VIN list of affected vehicles is attached here
- The original recall notice is attached here
Mercedes-Benz Australia will contact owners of the affected vehicles and advise them to organise a free fix with their nearest dealers.