MERCEDES BENZ GLC350E 2018: SEAT BELTS: REAR:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

Make : MERCEDES BENZ Model : GLC350E Year : 2018
Build Dates : 2015-03-06 - 2018-05-31
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 18V683000
Date Owner's Notified: 2018-11-02 Date Received by ODI: 2018-10-01 Date Added to Database: 2018-10-04
Manufacturers Involved: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 2018100002
Component: SEAT BELTS: REAR:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 4702
Summary:
      Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. "MBUSA" is recalling certain 2016-2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 and GLC300 4Matic, 2018 GLC350e and GLC63 AMG 4Matic and 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.
Consequence:
      If the rear seat passengers cannot fasten their seat belts, they have an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Remedy:
      MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will install felt strips between the C-pillar and rear side paneling, free of charge. The recall began November 2, 2018. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372. MBUSA's number for this recall is 2018100002.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to www.safercar.gov.