2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class: Recall Alert

mercedes-benz-gle350-2020-exterior-side-oem 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE350 | Manufacturer image

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 120 model-year 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE350 and GLE450 SUVs equipped with electronically adjustable second-row seats

The Problem: The wiring harness under the seat may become pinched during seat adjustment, possibly causing damage to the wires that could lead 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 scenario can increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect and reroute the wiring harness as necessary, and repair any wire damage, for free.

What Owners Should Do: Mercedes-Benz will begin notifying owners June 20. Owners can call the automaker at 800-367-6372, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Service & Repair to find your local dealer. To check for other recalls, and to schedule a free recall repair at your local dealership, click here: Mercedes-Benz GLE350; Mercedes-Benz GLE450

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