Rear Middle Seat Belt – 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class

August 12, 2019 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V585000

Rear Middle Seatbelt Anchor Plate may be Loose

The seatbelt for a passenger seated in the rear middle seating position might not be properly secured, which could increase the risk of an injury in the event of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V585

Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

Components SEAT BELTS

Potential Number of Units Affected 3,435

 

Summary

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2018-2019 GLA250 and GLA250 4MATIC vehicles. The left anchor plate of the rear middle seatbelt may be loose.

 

Remedy

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the left anchor plate of the rear middle seatbelt, correcting its installation as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 8, 2019. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service 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), or go to www.safercar.gov.

 

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TO: Mercedes-Benz Dealer Principals, General Managers, Sales Managers, Service Managers, Parts Managers FROM:  Gregory Gunther, Department Manager, Vehicle Compliance and Analysis, Engineering Services
RE: Recall Campaign Initial Notification
Rear Middle Seat Belt
MY18-19 GLA-Class (156 Platform)
DATE: August 16,2019

 

IMPORTANT RECALL CAMPAIGN INFORMATION

Please see the attached documents related to the campaign listed above.

 

Please note that all customer inquiries should be directed to the Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-FORMERCEDES.

 

Sincerely,
Gregory Gunther
Department Manager, Vehicle Compliance & Analysis

 

Campaign No. :  NHTSA ID Campaign Desc. : Rear Middle Seat Belt 
TBA 19V585 PEND 156 REAR M SB
This is to notify you of a new Recall Campaign regarding the rear middle seat belt on 3,435 Model Year (“MY”) 2018-2019 GLA-Class (156 platform) vehicles. The recall campaign will be visible on the www.safercar.gov website and may generate questions from customers. Affected VINs will be flagged in VMI as “PENDING” on August 16, 2019.
Background
Issue Daimler AG (“DAG”), the manufacturer of Mercedes-Benz vehicles, has determined that on certain Model Year (“MY”) 2018- 2019 GLA-Class vehicles (156 platform), the left anchor plate for the rear middle seatbelt might not be bolted according to current production specifications.
What We’re Doing MBUSA will conduct a voluntary recall.  An authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer will check the left anchor plate for the rear middle seatbelt on the affected vehicles and, if necessary, correctly bolt it onto the vehicle body.
Parts A remedy is not yet available. An additional notification will be sent once a remedy is available.
Vehicles Affected
Vehicle Model Year(s) 2018- 2019
Vehicle Model GLA-Class
Vehicle Populations
Total Recall Population 3,435
Total Vehicles in Dealer Inventory 37
Given this notice, it is a violation of Federal law for a dealer to sell or lease any new MY18-19 GLA-Class vehicles in dealer inventory covered by this notification until the vehicle has been repaired.  Once the remedy is available, the vehicles will be flagged as “OPEN” and Work Instructions will be available in Star TekInfo Once the repair is complete, the vehicle may be sold or leased.

Loaner and demonstrator vehicles may continue to be driven, but must not be retailed until repaired. 

Additionally, given this notice, it is a violation of Federal Law for car rental companies to rent new MY18-19 GLA-Class vehicles covered by this notification until the vehicle has been repaired.

Next Steps/Notes
Customer Notification Timeline Customer letters will be mailed approximately one week after the remedy becomes available.
AOMS/SOMS AOMs – This recall may generate questions from your dealers. Please forward this notice to your dealers ASAP.
Rental Fleet Partners This recall may affect vehicles in your fleet. Please contact your respective MBUSA fleet representative for further information and next steps. For repairs, please contact your preferred MBUSA dealer.
While we regret any inconvenience this may cause, MBUSA is determined to maintain a high level of vehicle quality and customer satisfaction. Please refer all customer inquiries to the Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-FOR-MERCEDES.

 


2 Affected Products

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
MERCEDES BENZ GLA250 2018-2019

3 Associated Documents

Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-19V585-4928.PDF 216.069KB

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Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-19V585-5110.pdf 244.787KB

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Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers, etc.) – Recall Campaign Initial Notification Rear Middle Seat Belt MY18-19 GLA-Class (156 Platform)

RCMN-19V585-2091.pdf 169.156KB

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Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=19V585&docType=RCL


 

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