Mercedes-Benz recalls 2016-2017 model vehicles over miscalibration of Occupant Classification System

Mercedes-Benz USA

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 GL350 4Matic Bluetec, GL550 4Matic, GLE350 4Matic, GLE43 AMG Coupe, GLE450 4Matic, 2016 GLE300d 4Matic, GLE350, GLE350d 4Matic, GLE400 4Matic, GLE550e 4Matic, GLE63 AMG, GLE63 AMG 4Matic, GLE63S AMG 4Matic Coupe, and 2017 GLS63 AMG vehicles manufactured April 23, 2014, to May 10, 2016. The front passenger seat Occupant Classification System (OCS) calibration may be incorrect, and as a result, the system can incorrectly classify the occupant as a child seat, deactivating the front passenger air bag.

47,799 vehicles are affected by the recall

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will update the OCS software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in January 2017.

Lynda C. said
455 days ago
Yes, My 2006 SL 500 with only 52,000 miles has the same issue as described in the complaint filed in California regarding the Mercedes 722.9 G Tronic transmission issues and my car has been towed three times to specialists who all have some issue getting parts from Mercedes. The dealer wants 8000 for a new transmission with no explanation for the failure after keeping the car for 3 weeks. They refused to give me the codes after I sent it there to be checked by their scanning system. I argued that I am paying for the computer testing and want the results. So in order to hide the results from me they said, NO CHARGE for the test.

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