Airbag, Console Issues Prompt Mercedes-Benz Recalls Affecting Nearly 20,000 Cars

Mercedes-Benz has recalled 12,456 E-Class 2017 vehicles because of improper installation of the occupant detection unit. These units may mistakenly believe cargo or a child seat is occupying the front passenger seat and deactivate the air bag, dramatically increasing the risk of injury to any adult in the seat. Affected are:

  • 2017 E300
  • 2017 E300 4Matic
  • E43 AMG

Mercedes-Benz also has recalled about 1,050 of the following vehicles because the pelvis or frontal passenger airbags can fail in a crash:

  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA250
  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 4Matic
  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz E400 Coupe
  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz E400 4Matic Coupe
  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz E550 Coupe
  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz E400 Cabriolet
  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz E550 Cabriolet
  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz E300
  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 4Matic
  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz E400 Wagon
  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA250
  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 4Matic

Center Console Problems

Mercedez-Benz has recalled more than 5,880 cars because the center console latch may open during a crash, allowing contents to strike occupants. Affected are:

  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 400 4Matic
  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 4Matic
  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350
  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 550E 4Matic
  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 63 AMG
  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 63S AMG
  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 43 AMG 4Matic Coupe
  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 63S AMG 4Matic Coupe
  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4Matic
  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS 550 4Matic
  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS 63 AMG 4Matic

Mercedes will begin notifying owners in March about the recalls and will provide a schedule of repairs which will be done free of charge. To see if you vehicle is affected by any of these or other recalls, call Mercedes-Benz customer service at 800-367-6372. Or, you can go to the Mercedes-Benz recall web site and enter your vehicle’s VIN.