Vehicles Affected: Approximately 48,000 model-year 2016-17 Mercedes-Benz GL350 4Matic Bluetec, GL550 4Matic, GLE350 4Matic and GLE450 4Matic SUVs; model-year 2016-17 Mercedes-AMG GLE43 SUVs; model-year 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE300d 4Matic, GLE350, GLE350d 4Matic, GLE400 4Matic and GLE550e 4Matic SUVs; model-year 2016 Mercedes-AMG GLE63, GLE63 4Matic and GLE63S 4Matic SUVs; and model-year 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLS63 SUVs – all manufactured between April 23, 2014, and May 10, 2016
The Problem: The front passenger seat occupant classification system calibration may be incorrect, which could result in the system misidentifying the passenger as a child seat, deactivating the front passenger airbag and increasing the risk of an injury in a crash.
The Fix: Dealers will update the occupant classification system software for free.
What Owners Should Do: Mercedes-Benz will begin notifying owners this month. 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 www.safercar.gov to check your vehicle identification number and learn more.
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