Mercedes-Benz USA – Incorrect Rear Seat Back Covering/FMVSS 225

Mercedes-Benz USA (Mercedes) is recalling certain 2018-2019 GLA-250 and GLA250 4MATIC vehicles. An incorrect rear seat back covering carpet could have been installed on the split-rear seat back. As a result, the child seat anchorage point (top tether) on the center positon of the rear seat may be covered and inaccessible for use. As such, these vehicles fail to comply to Federal Motor Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 225, “Child Restraint Anchorage Systems.”

Affected models:

Report Received Date 20190226
NHTSA ID 19V132000
Consequence Summary If the upper anchorage point is covered, the child seat will not be able to be secured as intended in the center position of the rear seat, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Corrective Action Mercedes will notify owners, and dealers will check the rear seat back covering carpet on the affected vehicles and replace it if necessary, free of charge. The recall began April 6, 2019. Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz's customer service at 1-800-367-6372. Mercedes' number for this recall is 2019030003.
Recall Code 2019030003
Potentially Affected 8
Fire Risk When Parked No
Do Not Drive No
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