Mercedes-Benz recollects 161,000 newer GLE and GLS SUVs
Mercedes-Benz is recalling GLE and GLS SUVs for window trim that may detach from the rear home windows whereas driving, the NHTSA disclosed final week. The recall covers 161,000 GLE-Class, GLS-Class, and Maybach GLS-Class fashions from the 2020-2022 mannequin years.
The fasteners securing trim bars on the rear door home windows might not maintain, inflicting the trim bar to separate whereas driving. The NHTSA says this may pose an damage threat to different highway customers, and improve the danger of a crash. There are not any warning lights or different indications of the issue.
The present recall is an escalation of a recall introduced Oct. 4, 2019, encompassing 13,799 GLE and GLS fashions from the 2020 mannequin yr. Whereas Mercedes stated it was unaware of any crashes or injury brought on by the difficulty, it acknowledged that it had 75 guarantee claims or subject studies from the time of the primary recall via July 18, 2022.
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE has been recalled 32 occasions because the model’s signature SUV was redesigned for that mannequin yr. The bigger GLS three-row SUV has been recalled 19 occasions.
House owners might be notified by mail as early as Nov. 11, 2022, and might be instructed to convey their SUVs right into a Mercedes-Benz vendor. The service heart will verify the set up of the trim bars and refasten them, if needed. Because the autos are nonetheless underneath the brand new automotive guarantee, there might be no price to homeowners. For more information, name MBUSA customer support at 1-800-367-6372 or go to the recall web site right here.