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Mercedes-Benz vehicles with seat belt issue recalled

Rear seat passengers may not be able to fasten their seat belt

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Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) is recalling 4,702 model year 2016-2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC300s and GLC300 4Matics, model year 2018 GLC350e and GLC63 AMG 4Matic and model year 2017-2018 GLC43 AMG 4Matic vehicles.

The seat belt latch plates (the parts that insert into the buckles) for the outboard rear seats may retract into the interior paneling, preventing the occupants from being able to use the seat belts.

If the rear seat passengers cannot fasten their seat belts, they have an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.

What to do

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will install felt strips between the C-pillar and rear side paneling, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin October 31, 2018.

Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.

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