WASHINGTON — Mercedes-Benz USA is recalling 888 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 and GLC300 4Matic SUVs for a stalling risk and unexpected airbag deployment, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
"The steering columns in the affected vehicles may have the wiring harness for the switch module incorrectly routed," said NHTSA in its recall summary. "As a result, the harness may chafe and the airbag may unexpectedly deploy or the engine may stall. An unexpected airbag deployment or engine stall increases the risk of a crash."
A Mercedes-Benz spokeswoman did not respond immediately to a query from Edmunds asking if there are any injuries, crashes or fatalities linked to the recall.
The affected GLC300 SUVs were built from June 16, 2015 to November 3, 2015. The affected GLC300 4Matic SUVs were built from July 16, 2015 to November 3, 2015.
Mercedes-Benz dealers will inspect the wiring harnesses, properly rerouting them as necessary. Any damaged harnesses will be replaced. The recall is expected to begin in April. Owners can contact Mercedes-Benz customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
Edmunds says: This recall will begin soon, so owners should be prepared to make a service appointment with their Mercedes-Benz dealer.