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Mercedes-Benz recalls 5,400 model year 2019 C-Class, E-Class and S-Class vehicles.

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Seat Belt Buckles Cause Mercedes-Benz Recall
Mercedes-Benz recalls 5,400 model year 2019 C-Class, E-Class and S-Class vehicles.

— A Mercedes-Benz recall has been ordered by the automaker for more than 5,400 model year 2019 C-Class, E-Class and S-Class vehicles to fix problems with the seat belts and seat belt pretensioners.

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic Cabriolet
  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz C43 AMG Cabriolet
  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz C300 Cabriolet
  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe
  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic Coupe
  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz C43 AMG Coupe
  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz E450 Coupe
  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz E53 AMG Cabriolet
  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz S450
  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz S560
  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz E450 Cabriolet
  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz E450 4Matic Cabriolet
  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz E450 4Matic Coupe
  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz E53 AMG Coupe
  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz S450 4Matic
  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz S560 4Matic
  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG
  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG
  • 2019 Mercedes-Mayback S650
  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz S560 4 Matic

Mercedes says an occupant could properly fasten their seat belt, but the vehicle will detect the seat belt isn't fastened and prevent the seat belt pretensioners from activating in a crash.

Mercedes opened investigations in August based on a report about a seat belt pretensioner that failed during production testing. The automaker and the supplier, ZF Group, determined there were problems with the switch inside the seat belt buckle.

Drivers will likely hear a warning tone and see a seat belt warning light if the seat belt buckle switch malfunctions, meaning neither the electric nor pyrotechnic tensioning will be activated in a crash.

Mercedes says replacement seat belt buckles aren't available, so interim recall notices will be mailed January 25, 2019, then second letters will be mailed once replacement parts are available.

Vehicle owners with questions should call 800-367-6372.

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