According to reports, the recall deals with faulty seat belt latch plates what insert into the buckles for the vehicles’ outboard rear seats. Complaints show that the latch plates can retract into interior paneling, preventing occupants from being able to use the seat belts.
The lack of a functioning seat belt can leave occupants at a significantly increased risk of injury or death in the event of a collision.
Mercedes-Benz will begin notifying owners of the defect beginning May 14. Dealers will install a buffer to the C-pillar paneling to resolve the defect. Repairs will be made at no cost to the owner.
The recall affects the following Mercedes-Benz vehicles:
If you or a loved one suffered an injury due to a defective or faulty seatbelt, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our experienced vehicle recall lawyers are available 24/7, nights and weekends to provide you with a free case review. If a seatbelt or vehicle manufacturer’s negligence caused your seatbelt injury, you may be entitled to recover damages to cover medical costs, pain and suffering, and lost wages.