According to the German marque, affected vehicles may have incorrect software coding within the seat occupancy control unit, which could result in the airbag system not recognising a passenger in the front seat.
If the condition occurs, the front passenger airbag may not deploy in the event of a collision, posing an increased injury risk.
Above: Mercedes-Benz GLS, Top: Mercedes-Benz GLE
Affected units were sold from 1 June 2015 through 31 March 2016.
Owners of the recalled vehicles will be contacted by Mercedes-Benz Australia via mail, and will be advised of what the next steps are in obtaining a repair.
For more information, customers can contact (03) 9566 9266.