WASHINGTON — Mercedes-Benz USA is recalling 423 2015 Mercedes-Benz ML250, ML350, ML350 4Matic, ML400 4Matic, ML63 AMG and 2016 GLE450 AMG SUVs for a seatbelt problem, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
"The affected vehicles may have had the right rear seatbelt anchor bolt incorrectly installed," NHTSA said in its recall summary. "In the event of a vehicle crash, the right rear seatbelt anchor bolt could fail to secure the passenger, increasing their risk of injury."
A Mercedes-Benz spokeswoman did not respond immediately to a query from Edmunds asking if there are any injuries or fatalities linked to the recall.
The problem was discovered during a regular production plant check, Mercedes-Benz told federal safety regulators.
The affected vehicles were built from April 27, 2015 through May 19, 2015.
Mercedes-Benz dealers will inspect and, if necessary, correct the installation of the right rear seatbelt anchor bolt. The recall is expected to begin in July. Owners can contact Mercedes-Benz customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
Edmunds says: If you own one of these vehicles, it's time to make a service appointment with your Mercedes-Benz dealer.