Mercedes Adds 70,000 GLE, GLS SUVs to Detaching Window Trim Recall

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Just two days after its last for the models, Mercedes-Benz is issuing another major recall affecting its GLE and GLS vehicles, this time over rear door window trim bars that may detach. The action is an expansion of a previous recall involving 161,000 vehicles from September; the automaker is adding approximately 70,200 examples to the list.

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Affected vehicles include model-year 2022-23 GLE350, GLE450, GLE580, GLS450, GLS580, Maybach GLS600, AMG GLE53 and 63 S, and AMG GLS63 SUVs. The trim bars on the rear door windows may not have been fastened properly during the assembly process and may separate from the SUV while driving, increasing the risk of a crash and injury.

To resolve the problem, dealers will inspect and secure the rear window trim bars, as necessary, for free. Owner notification letters will be sent May 16, but those with further questions can contact Mercedes 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.

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