Approximately 4,700 model-year 2016-2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 and GLC300 4Matic SUVs; model-year 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC350e and Mercedes-AMG GLC63 4Matic SUVs; and model-year 2017-2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC43 4Matic SUVs are being recalled due to an issue involving the rear seat belts. The seat belt latch plates for the outboard rear seats may retract into the interior paneling, preventing the proper use of the seat belts, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

Mercedes-Benz began notifying owners on Oct.31. Owners can call the automaker at 800-367-6372 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.

To fix the problem, dealers will install felt strips between the C-pillar and rear side paneling.

Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.

Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.