2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE450 AMG 4Matic Recalled for Rear Head Restraint Defect | Edmunds

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE450 AMG 4Matic Recalled for Rear Head Restraint Defect


WASHINGTON — Mercedes-Benz USA is recalling two 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE450 AMG 4Matic vehicles because of a rear head restraint defect, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"The affected vehicles may be equipped with rear head restraints that may not stay locked in the upright position at very low temperatures," the NHTSA said in its recall summary. "If the vehicle is involved in a crash in very low temperatures, the rear head restraints may not function as intended, increasing the risk of rear-seat occupant injury."

A Mercedes-Benz spokesman did not respond immediately to a query from Edmunds asking if any injuries or accidents have been linked to the recall.

The affected vehicles were built from July 11, 2015, to July 25, 2015.

Mercedes-Benz dealers will replace the rear head restraints. The recall is expected to begin in October. Owners can contact Mercedes-Benz customer service at 1-800-367-6372.

Edmunds says: Owners of these vehicles should be prepared to make a service appointment once they receive their official recall notice.

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