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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 17 December 2018

Almost 50 Mercedes-Benz cars recalled over seat belt issue in UAE

Any repairs will be free of charge

Almost 50 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT-Class vehicles have been recalled in the UAE due to a seat belt fault that could pose a safety risk to drivers.

The recall for the cars — which includes AMG GT-Class (190 platform) 2016 to 2018 models — began on March 22 following a notice from Gargash Enterprises and Emirates Motor Company in co-ordination with the Ministry of Economy.

The vehicles retail between Dh750,000 and Dh880,000, according to dubicars.com.

The statement said all affected vehicles will be inspected upon their import to the UAE.

“Daimler AG has determined that on certain AMG GT vehicles (190 platform) the seat belt might get stuck within the Mercedes-Benz”

Repairs are needed for cars with a VIN range from 190A013891 to A017411.

Any repairs will be free of charge and Gargash Enterprises and Emirates Motor Company will be contacting all customers.

Mercedes-Benz recalled 20,779 vehicles in China over faulty seat belts last month, to China Daily newspaper reported.

It said the faulty seat belts may not function properly in accidents.

In October, more than one million Mercedes-Benz vehicles worldwide were recalled due to faulty wiring that can cause the driver-side airbag to spontaneously deploy.