Approximately 5,400 model-year 2019 Mercedes-Benz C300 coupes and cabriolets, E450 coupes and cabriolets, and S450 and S560 sedans; model-year 2019 Mercedes-AMG C43 coupes and cabriolets, E53 coupes and cabriolets, and S63 and S65 sedans; and model-year 2019 Mercedes-Maybach S560 and S650 sedans are being recalled due to issues with the seat belts. A correctly fastened seat belt may be incorrectly detected as being unfastened, preventing the seat belt pre-tensioners from activating in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Mercedes-Benz began mailing interim letters to owners on Jan. 25. A second letter will be mailed once remedy parts become available. 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 replace the seat belt buckles.

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.