Mercedes-Benz 2021 AMG GT63S 4MATIC Car

Mercedes-Benz recalls 12,327 various models due to defective airbags

Emmanuel Akosile | ConsumerConnect

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) is recalling 12,327 of the following model year 2021 vehicles because of driver and passenger airbags may not activate properly while in motion:

  1. AMG C43
  2. AMG C63
  3. AMG C63 S
  4. AMG CLS53
  5. AMG E53
  6. AMG G63
  7. AMG GLC43
  8. AMG GLC63
  9. AMG GLC63 S
  10. AMG GT43
  11. AMG GT53
  12. AMG GT63
  13. AMG GT63S
  14. C300
  15. CLS450
  16. E350
  17. E450
  18. G550
  19. GLC300

The company said a faulty electrical contact within the seat position switch may prevent the driver and passenger airbags and seat belt force limiters from activating properly in a crash.

Airbags and seat belts that do not perform properly in a crash can increase the risk of injury, it stated.

As regards what to do in correcting the error, MBUSA will notify affected owners, and dealers will replace the seat position switches free of charge.

The current recall is expected to begin May 31, 2021, while vehicle owners may contact MBUSA Customer Service on (800) 367-6372.

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