RECALL Subject : Seat Belt Anchor Fittings may be Loose

Report Receipt Date: APR 29, 2013

NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V166000

Component(s): SEAT BELTS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 272

All Products Associated with this Recall
Vehicle: Make, Model, Model Year(s)

MERCEDES, GL350, 2013
MERCEDES, GL450, 2013
MERCEDES, GL550, 2013
MERCEDES, GL63, 2013

Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

SUMMARY:
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (Mercedes) is recalling certain model year 2013 GL350 BlueTEC, GL450 4MATIC, GL550 4MATIC, and GL63 AMG vehicles manufactured May 15, 2012 through October 4, 2012. The second row seat belt anchor fitting bolts may not be properly torqued.


CONSEQUENCE:
If the bolts are not properly torqued, the seat belt anchor bolts may continue to loosen and in the the event of a crash, the belted occupant may not be properly restrained, increasing the risk of injury.

REMEDY:
Mercedes-Benz will notify owners and dealers will check, and tighten the bolts of the seat belt anchor fittings, as necessary, free of charge. The recall campaign is expected to begin in May 2013. Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372.

NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153)