— Mercedes-Benz is recalling more than 22,600 vehicles to repair front seatbacks that may not lock into position.
- 2017-2018 Mercedes-Benz C300 Cabriolet
- 2017-2018 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe
- 2017-2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG C43 Coupe
- 2017-2018 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic Cabriolet
- 2017-2018 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic Coupe
- 2017-2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG C43 Cabriolet
- 2017-2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 Cabriolet
- 2017-2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 Coupe
- 2017-2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 S Cabriolet
- 2017-2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 S Coupe
- 2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 Coupe
- 2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 Cabriolet
- 2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 4Matic Cabriolet
- 2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 4Matic Coupe
The seatbacks of the front seats may not properly lock on the right side of the seat, sending the seatbacks and occupants folding forward in a crash.
The automaker had recalled 3,000 vehicles in April 2018 for the same problems, but in January 2019 the supplier told Mercedes more vehicles were likely affected and the recall needed to be extended and expanded.
According to Mercedes, the supplier made mistakes with the levers for the seatback locks and in a way that won't provide any warning to Mercedes owners or occupants.
The automaker had to track down which vehicles were affected by the supplier's errors and traced the defective seatback locks to specific C-Class Coupes/Cabriolets and E-Class Coupes/Cabriolets.
The recall is expected to begin April 26, 2019, when dealerships will replace any faulty seatback locks.
If you own one of the above vehicles and have questions for Mercedes, please call 800-367-6372.