Approximately 120 model-year 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE350 and GLE450 SUVs equipped with electronically adjustable second-row seats are being recalled because the wiring harness under the seat may become pinched during seat adjustment, possibly causing damage to the wires and causing the airbags to not deploy as intended. Also, the driver may not be warned if the second-row right seat is not locked into place correctly after using the Easy Entry function. Both scenarios increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Mercedes-Benz will begin notifying owners on June 20. 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 inspect and reroute the wiring harness as necessary, and repair any wire damage.
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.