Mercedes-Benz recalls 161,000 new GLE and GLS crossovers

Mercedes-Benz recalls 161,000 new GLE and GLS crossovers 1

Mercedes-Benz is recalling 161,000 new GLE and GLS crossovers. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has confirmed that rear window linings may peel off on vehicles for the North American market manufactured between May 20, 2019, and April 7, 2022. If the bar comes off while driving, it could cause an accident, so brand dealers have been ordered to fix the defect.

The automaker told NHTSA that it is aware of 75 cases of window frame delamination. The defect did not cause accidents, injuries, or property damage to third parties, and Mercedes-Benz engineers have concluded that the problem does not arise from a miscalculation of the designers. Nevertheless, the German company has initiated a recall campaign.

For unscheduled visits, the service will have two owners of almost all North American GLE and GLS 2020 and 2022 model years. Most of the crossovers are in GLE 350 (86,652 units), GLE 450 (15,558 units) and GLS 450 (41,532 units) versions, but there are also AMG GLE 53 (5,375 units), GLS 580 (5,161 units), GLS 63 (2,365 units), GLE 580 (2,118 units), AMG GLE 63 S (1,565 units), Maybach GLS 600 (673 units) and GLE 400e (1 unit). Dealers will check how the fifth door covers are installed and reinstall them if necessary.

Although the Mercedes-Benz GLE and GLS are “global” models that were produced worldwide, so far we are talking about a recall of crossovers of American assembly.