Mercedes-Benz AG USA (MBUSA) is recalling 55,326 model year 2021 AMG GLE53s, AMG GLE63s, model year 2020 GLE580s, and model year 2020-2021 GLE350s and GLE450s with 5 passenger seating.
While buckling the seat belt, the middle seat belt buckle could be pushed down into the gap below the seat cushion. If the buckle can't be retrieved, the buckle latch will be inoperable and unable to restrain an occupant.
An unrestrained occupant has an increased risk of injury in a crash.
What to do
MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will secure the middle seat belt buckle free of charge.
The recall is expected to begin December 29, 2020.
Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at (800) 367-6372.