Mercedes-Benz USA is recalling approximately 4,702 2016-2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 and GLC300 4Matic, 2018 GLC350e and GLC63 AMG 4Matic and 2017-2018 GLC43 AMG 4Matic vehicles for a rear seats seat belt issue.
Specifically, the seat belt's latch plates for the outboard rear seats may malfunction, retracting into the interior paneling and preventing the occupants from utilizing the seatbelts. In the event of a crash, the rear seat passengers who cannot fasten their seatbelts could experience an increased risk of injury.
To fix the problem, MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will install felt strips between the C-pillar and the rear side paneling, at no cost to owners.
The recall begins Oct. 31. Owners can reach MBUSA customer service at (800) 367-6372.