As it happens, the affected models have a malfunctioning child seat anchorage in the rear. The foldable second row seat bottom may not fold down low enough in order to allow the proper use of the child seat anchors, which in turn makes them not conform to Federal Motors Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVVSS) number 225, otherwise known as the "Child Restraint Anchorage Systems.”
As a consequence, the child restraint may be improperly anchored to the seat, obviously leading to an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.
The 69 unlucky owners will be notified by Mercedes-Benz, with dealers set to inspect and, if necessary, replace the seat pan of the second row seat, starting with May 2014.
This is not the first recall that Mercedes-Benz has issued in the United States in the last couple of months but to those worried, keep in mind that Mercedes-Benz of North America has the lowest recall percentage in the land of the free in a study that spans from the early 1980s to the present. Plus, we are only talking about 69 cars and only about the last two seats in a seven-seat SUV.