Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall notice for 2645 of its 2015 and 2016 GLE and GLS SUVs over concerns the front passenger airbag may fail to deploy as a result of faulty software.
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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.

Mercedes-Benz GLS, (X 166), FL 2015

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.