Child seats may not be adequately restrained in a collision, according to the manufacturer.
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Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled 19 examples of its A-Class hatchback and sedan in Australia, citing a potential fault with the rear seat’s belt bracket.

The affected vehicles were sold between 1 September 2020 and 26 November 2020 (Model Years 2020).

The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says: “The right rear seat's belt bracket, used for fastening the child seat to the ISOFIX holder, may be missing. In this case, the child seat will not be securely fastened and attached to correct specification.”

“If the seat is not securely fastened, the child may not be adequately restrained in their seat, which may result in serious injury or death to the child, in the event of an accident,” the notice continued.

A spokesperson for Mercedes-Benz Australia told CarAdvice there have been no recorded instances of the fault locally, and this recall is purely a precautionary measure.

A full list of vehicle identification numbers for the 19 cars involved in the recall can be found here.

To have your vehicle checked, find your closest Mercedes-Benz dealership by clicking here.