2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Recalled Over Seatbelt Issue

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Mercedes-Benz’ US arm has recently initiated a recall campaign for the 2013 Gl-Class. The call back comes due faulty seatbelt anchor bolts, covering a total of 272 units of the SUV.
The list of affected models starts from the bottom of the range, with the GL450 BlueTec. It goes on with the mid-range GL450 4Maric and GL550 4Matic and ends at the top of the line-up, with the GL63 AMG. The affected vehicles were built between May 15, 2012 and October 4, 2012.

The second row of seats has seatbelt fitting points that might have not been tightened at the correct torque, as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) explains.

"If the bolts are not properly torqued, the seatbelt anchor bolts may continue to loosen and in the event of a crash, the belted occupant may not be properly restrained, increasing the risk of injury,” the NHTSA report states.

Daimler explained that the problem was discovered when the company was performing the pre-delivery inspection, which is included in its plant quality process. Mercedes dealers will tighten the seatbelts anchor fittings bolts at the correct torque. If you own one of the affected vehicles, you can contact the company at 1-800-367-6372.
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