Recalled Mercedes-Benz Vehicles Have Rear Door That Could Be Unintentionally Opened

Approximately 8,700 Mercedes vehicles are impacted

Recalled Mercedes-Benz Vehicles Have Rear Door That Could Be Unintentionally Opened
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January 9, 2018

Mercedes-Benz USA is recalling approximately 8,700 Mercedes vehicles with a potential door defect.

What's the problem?

On the affected vehicles, the rear passenger door on the driver side may indicate that it is locked, even though it may not be. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 206, "Door Locks and Door Retention Components."

If the door appears to be locked but is not, it may be unintentionally opened, increasing the risk of injury.

Affected Models

The follow Mercedes-Benz models are included in this recall: model year 2017 GLE400 4Matic, GLE350 4Matic, GLE350, GLE550e 4Matic, GLE43 AMG 4Matic, GLE63 AMG 4Matic, GLS450, GLE63S 4Matic, GLS63 4Matic, S550e, S600, S63 AMG 4Matic, S65 AMG, S550, Mercedes-Maybach S600, Mercedes-Maybach S550 4Matic, GLE43 AMG 4Matic Coupe, GLE63S 4Matic Coupe, and model year 2017-2018 GLS550 4Matic, S550 4Matic, 2018 S450, and S63 AMG 4Matic vehicles.

What happens next?

Owners of the recalled vehicles will be notified by Mercedes-Benz USA. Dealers will then inspect the left rear door lock, replacing it as necessary, free of charge.

For more information, contact Mercedes-Benz at (877) 496-3691.