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Mercedes Recalls 60K GLS Over Manufacturing Defect

Mercedes has recalled nearly 60,000 units of its Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV)- the GLS-over an issue regarding the third-row seat. Sources reveal that 59,574 units of GLS have been recalled as the issue was initially raised for the North American market and there is no confirmation whether Mercedes would recall more units of GLS across other markets also.

These SUVs were manufactured between 2018 and 2022. On Friday, the Consumer Reports Magazine said in a report that because of a manufacturing defect. The springs on the third-row seatback’s locking mechanism might not have been installed properly and thus seatbacks may not remain locked in case of an accident and could injure the occupants.

Mercedes claims that the issue was first detected this year in February. The GLS is a seven-seater SUV and comes with four-wheel drive. In India, the SUV is available in a single variant-GLS400d 4MATIC-for Rs.1.16 crores.

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