WASHINGTON – Mercedes-Benz USA is recalling 2,580 2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 4Matic coupes, S63 AMG 4Matic coupes and S65 AMG vehicles to fix a seatbelt problem, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
“The left-side front seatbelts may have been installed on the right side and vice versa,” said NHTSA in its recall summary. “As a result, the installation angle may be incorrect, affecting the seatbelt locking behavior.
“Additionally, the child-seat restraint function for the passenger seat would not be available. If the seatbelt is installed improperly, it may not properly restrain the seat occupant in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.”
The affected vehicles were built from January 27, 2014 to April 2, 2015.
The problem was discovered during an internal quality check. 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.
Mercedes-Benz dealers will inspect the installation of the seatbelts, correcting them as necessary. The recall is expected to begin by the end of October. 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 schedule an appointment with your Mercedes-Benz dealer.