Mercedes-Benz is recalling 232 vehicles across five of its model lines due to a fault with the rear seatback lock.

The recall affects the C-Class, E-Class, GLC and EQC, plus the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door.

“In the event of an accident, with the cargo area loaded, the cargo could strike the backrest of the left rear seat, causing the back rest lock to fail,” Mercedes-Benz says in the recall notice.

“If the back rest lock fails, this increases the risk of injury or death of the vehicle occupants, especially in the left rear seat.”

  • A total of 232 vehicles are affected from model year 2020.
  • The recall affects the C-Class, E-Class, GLC, EQC and GT 4-Door lines.
  • The VIN list is attached here.
  • The original recall notice is attached here.

If you’re the owner of an affected vehicle, you’ll need to take it to your local Mercedes-Benz dealer for a repair.

William Stopford

William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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