Jacksonville, FL – May 26, 2021 – Daimler AG (OTCMKTS:DDAIF), which owns the Mercedes-Benz brand, has announced a recall for 17,800 vehicles due to faulty rear door latches. The latches may cause the rear door to appear closed even if it is not, upping the risk of injury.
The component in question is a door latch with three part numbers, including A4637309701, A4637309801 and A4639067802.
The recall includes the following vehicles:
- 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG G63
- 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG G63
- 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG G63
- 2019 Mercedes-Benz G550
- 2020 Mercedes-Benz G550
- 2021 Mercedes-Benz G550
The recall concerns a faulty rear door latch sensor. Due to a design error, the latch can cause the door to appear closed even when it is not, potentially causing it to open while the vehicle is in motion.
The damaged latch may not allow the door to open or close while passengers are in the vehicle. The door may also open unexpectedly, resulting in the passengers of the vehicle falling out from the car.
The latter is, unfortunately, not an uncommon occurrence. Between 2011 and 2012 75,000 injuries were reported from falls from cars.
The driver might be notified that a door is open on the digital dash.
Other Mercedes-Benz recalls
About a year and a half ago, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G550 and 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG G63 were recalled for faulty seat belts.
The repair is a free rear door latch replacement. Owners will be notified via letter starting July 13th.
Is your vehicle part of this recall?
Approximately 18,000 vehicles are part of this Mercedes Benz recall. To see if your car is one of them, use Motorsafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.