Mercedes-Benz USA – Owner’s Manual Missing Information

Mercedes-Benz USA. (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2020 GLE 350 4MATIC and GLE 450 4MATIC vehicles. The owner’s manuals do not include information regarding the adjustment of the head restraints of the third row seats. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 202a, “Head Restraints.”

Affected models:

Report Received Date 20190909
NHTSA ID 19V648000
Consequence Summary Improperly adjusted head restraints increase the risk of injury to the third row seat passengers in the event of a crash.
Corrective Action MBUSA will notify owners, and dealer's will provide a supplementary owner's manual booklet with the necessary information, free of charge. The recall began November 22, 2019. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372. MBUSA's number for this recall is 2019090005.
Recall Code 2019090005
Potentially Affected 1478
Fire Risk When Parked No
Do Not Drive No
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