Mercedes-Benz Recalls 48,000 New Models Over Software Glitch

recall_page_mercedes_softwareMercedes-Benz has recalled 47,766 model year 2016 and 2017 vehicles because faulty software might register the front passenger occupant as a child seat and deactivate the air bag. Fourteen models are affected:

  • GL350 4Matic Bluetec
  • GL550 4Matic
  • GLE350 4Matic
  • GLE43 AMG Coupe
  • GLE450 4Matic
  • GLE300d 4Matic
  • GLE350, GLE350d 4Matic
  • GLE400 4Matic
  • GLE550e 4Matic
  • GLE63 AMG
  • GLE63 AMG 4Matic
  • GLE63S AMG 4Matic Coupe
  • GLS63 AMG

Mercedes-Benz said it will notify owners, and dealers will update the software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in January 2017. Questions? Contact Mercedes-Benz customer service at 1-800-367-6372.