Mercedes-Benz Recalls More Than 47,000 Vehicles with Potential Air Bag Defect

The front passenger Occupant Classification System can incorrectly classify the occupant, deactivating the passenger's air bag

Mercedes-Benz Recalls More Than 47,000 Vehicles with Potential Air Bag Defect
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January 5, 2017

Mercedes-Benz USA has announced a recall affecting approximately 47,800 model year 2016-2017 GL350 4Matic Bluetec, GL550 4Matic, GLE350 4Matic, GLE43 AMG Coupe, GLE450 4Matic—model year 2016 GLE300d 4Matic, GLE350, GLE350d 4Matic, GLE400 4Matic, GLE550e 4Matic, GLE63 AMG, GLE63 AMG 4Matic, GLE63S AMG 4Matic Coupe—and model year 2017 GLS63 AMG vehicles.

The front passenger seat Occupant Classification System (OCS) calibration on the affected vehicles may be incorrect. As a result, the system can incorrectly classify the occupant as a child seat, deactivating the front passenger air bag.

If the front passenger air bag does not deploy as necessary in the event of a crash, the front passenger has an increased risk of injury.

All of the vehicles included in this recall were manufactured between April 23, 2014 and May 10, 2016.

Mercedes-Benz USA will notify vehicle owners, and dealers will update the OCS software on the impacted vehicles, free of charge.

For further information about this recall, contact Mercedes-Benz customer service at (800) 367-6372.