Damaged wiring could result in an airbag that doesn't deploy as intended, and drivers not being alerted to a rear passenger not wearing their seatbelt.
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Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall of 62 examples of its 2019 GLE 300d 4Matic SUV due to airbags that may not inflate properly during an accident.

The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says a wiring harness responsible for activating the second-row driver's-side airbags may be damaged by the seat moving along its guide rail.

Mercedes-Benz says if the side airbag does not deploy as intended during an accident, it may increase the risk of serious injury to occupants.

Further to this, the brand says that if the wiring is damaged, drivers may also not be alerted that the affected seat’s occupant has not fastened their seatbelt.

Affected cars were sold between 11 February 2019 and 5 April 2019.

Mercedes-Benz Australia is contacting owners to organise inspection and repair of the defect. The brand says there are no known failures on Australian-delivered cars.

A full list of vehicle identification numbers of the 62 cars involved in the recall can be found here.

To check if your vehicle is affected, click here.