Mercedes is now faced with a recall in Germany as well. The large SUV GLS is affected.
The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Federal Motor Transport Authority and Mercedes-Benz have launched a recall campaign for the 167 series GLS. Currently, 133,816 vehicles from model years 2017 to 2022 are affected worldwide.
The causes are defective latches of the seats in the third row due to uninstalled or incorrectly positioned springs within the components. Because of this manufacturing defect, the seat backs can collapse in the event of an accident and not properly restrain the occupants in a potential crash. According to the NHTSA, this increases the risk of injury. According to the authority, the defective parts come from the supplier Brose North America.
These models are affected by the recall:
( total: 133,816 vehicles, USA: 59,574 vehicles, Germany: 4,397 vehicles)
In the affected cars, the third row of seats is checked in the authorized workshop; if necessary, their backrest is replaced. The recall can be found at the NHTSA under the case number 22V-732, at the Federal Motor Transport Authority under the reference number 012211 and the manufacturer code 9391001.
Mercedes has to improve 133,816 GLS copies. The backrests of the third row of seats may not be properly fastened in the affected vehicles, which poses an increased risk of injury in the event of a possible accident.