Mercedes-Benz has issued a trio of recalls for its. The largest of the safety campaigns affects 5,680 copies of the compact German crossover, while the other two notices have a much smaller range and affect only 33 combined vehicles.
The largest recall focuses on a water intrusion problem that could damage electrical components. According to the notice of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, water can seep into the footwell of the front passenger seat from the wheelroom area, potentially damaging the electrical components. This condition can lead to everything from an engine stall incident to a failure to start or poor instrument cluster performance. Owners of affected 2020 GLB models will be notified of the problem by mail beginning July 27, and affected models can be taken to dealers to have the fender area inspected and sealed free of charge.
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In other GLB related safety news, 17 models are being recalled about a potentially defective airbag. Based on NHTSA filing, the front passenger airbag inflator and cushion may not have been properly installed inside the airbag module. This could cause the airbag to rupture when deployed in a crash, increasing the risk of injury or death. Affected 2020 GLB250 owners will be notified of the recall by mail beginning July 27, and dealers will inspect the airbag module in question and replace it free of charge if necessary.
Finally, 2020 model year GLB250 SUVs may also have a bad side curtain airbag problem. Mercedes is recalling 16 vehicles because safety devices may not deploy correctly in the event of an accident. According to the filing, “due to a deviation in the production process, certain unapproved curtain airbag variants may have been installed on the driver and passenger side.” Affected owners will be contacted by recall mail beginning July 27 and Mercedes will replace the side curtain airbag at no cost to owners.