RECALL: More than 3000 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, E-Class, CLS cars and GLC SUVs may have seatbelt fault

Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled 3115 examples of the C-Class mid-size car, E-Class and CLS large cars, and GLC mid-size SUV over a potential issue with their seatbelts.

The recall involves MY18-MY19 vehicles sold between August 1, 2018, and March 29, 2019, with the notice saying their front seatbelt buckle housings “may not have been correctly manufactured”.

If this is the case, a correctly fastened front seatbelt could be detected as unfastened, which would result in a warning light remaining illuminated and a warning sound being emitted when the vehicle is being driven.

And in the event of an accident, if the front seatbelts do not operate properly, their users may not be restrained effectively, increasing the risk of serious injury or death to vehicle occupants.

Affected owners are being instructed by Mercedes-Benz Australia to book their vehicle in at a preferred dealership for a free-of-charge inspection and repair.

Those looking for further information can call Mercedes-Benz Australia on 1300 659 307 during business hours. Alternatively, they can reach out to their preferred dealership.

A full list of impacted Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) can be found at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s ACCC Product Safety Australia website.