Mercedes-Benz Recalls 1,378 Vehicles, Jan. 2, 2015

Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—January 2, 2015

SUMMARY: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain model year 2015 E250 Diesel, E250 Blue Tec 4 Matic, E350 Sedan, E350 Sedan 4 Matic, E350 Wagon 4 Matic, E400 Sedan, E400 Sedan 4 Matic, E63 Sedan, and E63 Wagon vehicles manufactured October 8, 2014, to October 24, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the double seat belt buckle for the middle position of the rear passenger seat could fail under load.

CONSEQUENCE: If the middle position double seat belt buckle assembly fails under load such as in a severe frontal crash, there is an increased risk of injury to the seat occupant.

REMEDY: MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the double seat belt buckle, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in February 2015. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372. MBUSA’s number for this recall is 2014120006.

NOTES: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Source: dot.gov