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Mercedes-Benz recalls 3100 vehicles for faulty front seatbelts

Vehicles across the C-Class, CLS, E-Class and GLC lines could be fitted with improperly manufactured seatbelt buckles, posing a safety hazard.

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James Wong
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Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for 3115 vehicles across several model lines – including the C-Class, CLS, E-Class and GLC – over concerns the front seatbelt buckle housings may not have been manufactured correctly.

Affected vehicles are from the 2018 and 2019 model years, sold between 1 August 2018 and 29 March 2019.

“The front seat belt buckle housings may not have been correctly manufactured,” Mercedes-Benz says in its recall notice.

“A correctly-fastened seat belt could be detected as not fastened. If this occurs, a seat belt warning light will remain illuminated and a warning will sound when the vehicle is driven. In the case of an accident, neither of the vehicle’s seatbelt tensioning systems would be activated.”

“If the front seat belts do not operate properly, occupants wearing the seat belts may not be properly restrained. This could result in serious injury or death to vehicle occupants in the event of an accident,” the company adds.

  • 3115 vehicles are affected by this recall
  • A VIN list for the affected vehicles is attached here
  • The original recall notice is attached here

Owners of the recalled models are requested to contact their preferred Mercedes-Benz dealer for the inspection and repair of their vehicle, free of charge.

To find your nearest Mercedes-Benz dealer, visit this website.


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